The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

January 9, 2013
View parks' budget investigation interview transcripts

130107 natural_resources_logo.jpgAmateur sleuths, break out your magnifying glasses.

We've received inquiries about whether The State Worker will post documents from the attorney general's recent investigation of the parks department's budget-reporting scandal, since we posted more than a 1,000 pages from an earlier investigation of its secret leave cash-out program.

This time we'll batch together links to interview transcripts provided by the California Natural Resources Agency , which has made more than 2,000 pages of documents available.

Here are the first 12 transcripts, including the interview with former director Rusty Areias, of more than 40 released by the agency:

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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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