The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

July 12, 2012
Live chat at noon: Jon Ortiz hosts discussion of furloughs, personal leave

Join Jon Ortiz at noon for a live discussion of new state furloughs and personal leave programs.

May 17, 2012
Live chat replay: Assessing four-day workweek plan for state workers

Correction, 3:23 p.m.: At the 12:15 p.m. mark in the chat, the word "not" was left out of the response to a question about whether Gov. Jerry Brown's 4/9.5 furlough plan affects CSU or UC employees. The answer should have read, "UC and CSU employees are not affected."

May 15, 2012
Live chat today on Jerry Brown's budget plan for California

Thumbnail image for chat logo.jpgThe Bee's Baron of the Budget, Kevin Yamamura, will host a live chat session today on Gov. Jerry Brown's budget plan, which includes a 38-hour state workweek.

Pose your questions, make comments and pick Kevin's brain today at noon on our sister blog, Capitol Alert.

January 6, 2012
Chat live with Jon Ortiz: Brown budget would cut 3,000 jobs

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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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