Friday, May 29, 2009

Schwarzenegger proposes 5% cut in California employee salaries


The reduction would affect 235,000 state workers who already are taking mandatory unpaid furloughs to help close a projected budget gap of $24.3 billion.
By Eric Bailey and Michael Rothfeld 
May 29, 2009
Reporting from Sacramento -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday readied a proposal to cut state worker salaries by an additional 5% as local government officials lambasted his bid to take $2 billion from cities and counties to help curb the state's growing budget deficit.

The governor's proposed salary reduction would affect 235,000 state workers who already are taking mandatory unpaid furloughs to help the state grapple with a projected budget gap of $24.3 billion.

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