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State Supreme Court hears arguments on governor's power to declare furlough days

Original post made on Oct 6, 2010

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's power to furlough state workers for two or three days per month in response to the state's budget crisis was argued before the California Supreme Court in San Francisco Wednesday.

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Posted by AlexandroA
a resident of California Reflections
on Oct 6, 2010 at 10:29 pm

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Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has been cleared to furlough California state workers. There has been little help for the Governor in the ongoing CA spending budget crises. CA has had several consecutive years of a spending budget shortfall. Schwarzenegger had to turn to a furlough of state workers, but was sued to keep him from doing this. The Supreme Court of California ruled in the governor's favor. He can be enacting further furloughs.

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Posted by Of course !
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 7, 2010 at 10:27 am

Well, of course !! IF WE, the employers, are struggling on reduced pay, because WE are on furlouighs, it's only logical they can live by the same rules. THEY are NOT ROYALTY, regardless if THEY THINK they are. YES, it may be rough....get over it, deal with it ! That's life....OUR lives !

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Posted by Of course !
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 7, 2010 at 10:32 am

In recent years, power has concentrated in a new 'political' class. Now they are trying to also make it a 'protected' class.
We better wake up and pay attention...and not forget, WE are the EMPLOYER !

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Posted by Really?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 7, 2010 at 9:49 pm

Oh, but how many people in this community don't think its a "real" pay cut when it comes to the teachers of Pleasanton. For "Of course!" its a hardship, but for the teachers who CHOSE to do this to increase revenue in PUSD by $4.5 million, its not real! This time of hoping others will feel the pain as much as you do has got to end!

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