The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

May 12, 2011
Assembly GOP proposes 10 percent state employee cost cut

Assembly Republicans have rolled out their own budget proposal, which, according to this report by Bee Capitol Bureau colleague Kevin Yamamura, includes a 10 percent cut to the state's employee costs:

Several of the GOP ideas would be highly contentious. It is hard to see how Democrats would slash state worker compensation by anything close to 10 percent after employees agreed to some concessions in new contracts within the last year. Assembly Republicans did not outline specific cuts but suggested the state could pursue layoffs or ramp up health care costs.

The story, posted on Capitol Alert, includes a link to the GOP proposal.

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