The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

May 14, 2012
Read what Jerry Brown's budget plan says about cutting state workers' hours, pay

California Gov. Jerry Brown released today a revised plan to close the state's projected $15.7 billion budget gap.

Here are the four pages that deal with reducing state employee costs, including a plan to shorten the workweek for most state workers, government reorganization and cuts to special -fund programs and state real estate costs.

Our sister blog, Capitol Alert, has posted the entire revised budget proposal online.
California May budget revision on state government

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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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