The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

June 13, 2012
Poll: Are retired annuitants a blessing or a curse for the state?

Our story in today's Bee looks at Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to eliminate all but the most essential retired annuitants from the state workforce. An analysis of state payroll figures showed that about 5,800 state retirees last year drew both a pension and a paycheck at an overall cost to departments of about $110 million.

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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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