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California Supreme Court upholds furloughs for state workers

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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Today, the California Supreme Court ruled to uphold Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s mandated furloughs for state workers. Since February of last year, over 200,000 public employees have been forced to take unpaid days off. The moved trimmed $3 billion from state payroll costs and, the Governor argues, prevented massive layoffs. Yet, employees don’t like the 14% pay cut. Order in the court: the decision in the matter of California Government, et al. v. Schwarzenegger, et al. is in. What do you think of the court's ruling?


Julie Small, KPCC's State Capital Reporter

Bruce Blanning, Executive Director for Professional Engineers in California Government