The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

November 2, 2011
Ask Controller John Chiang a question

Thumbnail image for 110617 Chiang at Capitol Bureau 2010 Amezcua.JPGState Controller John Chiang (known in some state worker circles as "St. John" for his stands against state employee furloughs and withholding their pay during budget negotiation deadlocks) will visit The Bee's Capitol Bureau this morning at 10 a.m.

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PHOTO: Controller John Chiang speaks to the Bee's Capitol Bureau staff during a visit last year. / Hector Amezcua, Sacramento Bee 2010.

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Jon Ortiz The Author

Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog and a companion column in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at (916) 321-1043 and at


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