Monday, August 4, 2008

State Wages, California Style

California state employees...more than 200,000 of them...now earn just minimum wage, thanks to an order signed by Governor Schwarzenegger. (That is, if the controller agrees to uphold Ah-nald's order...)

Why? Because California STILL has not okayed a budget.

See the specifics here:
http://www.chieffamilyofficer.com/2008/08/emergency-funds-another-example-of-why.html

Fascinating. This has happened before in Colorado, but on a much shorter timeline. One year, all government offices were shut down for a few days until the legislature got their (ahem) behinds in gear. Maybe the prospect of minimum wage will motivate some Californian heinies into motion.

Then again, maybe not.

No comments:

Getting Through Life (And This Week)

In a few days, it will be better. Really.