Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger plans to propose a 5 percent across-the-board pay cut for state workers to save nearly $500 million in next year's budget and preserve cash, a spokesman said Thursday.Seems to me he wants to be able to dip into the special fund like the Federal dips into Social Security and like he thinks he should be able to take money from county and city governments.
The move would save $470 million by cutting pay for 100,000 general fund employees, as well as $415 million by reducing salary for special fund workers. The latter move would not impact the state's general fund budget directly, but it would preserve cash as the state struggles to pay its bills.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Any More and I'm Fucked
From the Sac Bee: