The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

January 7, 2013
Top 10 posts of 2012: Jerry Brown plan cuts jobs, no furloughs

Thumbnail image for countdown 4.JPGThis is the latest in a series counting down this year's most-viewed State Worker blog posts, with a little hindsight analysis.

Almost exactly one year ago, Gov. Jerry Brown issued his draft 2012-13 state budget. For state employees, some of the most notable features of the plan were that it cut the state workforce by 3,000 budgeted positions and didn't envision a new round of furloughs in his cost calculations.

Of course, we all know what eventually happened with that.

Here's the Jan. 4, 2012 post that ranked fourth among the most-viewed State Worker blog items last year: Jerry Brown's budget eliminates 3,000 state jobs, axes agencies.

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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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