State Workers Could See Pay Cut During Budget Impasse
If a budget deal is not reached by the start of the new fiscal year on July 1, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) plans to cut more than 200,000 state workers' pay to minimum wage, according to a memo sent Wednesday. However, state Controller John Chiang (D) said he would defy the governor's order.
- "Gov. Urges Minimum Wage for California State Workers Until Budget Deal Is Reached" (Goldmacher, Los Angeles Times, 6/24).
- "State Issues Memo on Furloughs, Minimum Wage" (Ortiz, "The State Worker," Sacramento Bee, 6/23).