Open Thread: Schwarzenegger Urges Minimum Wage for State Workers Till Budget Passes

As the deadline for a new California budget nears, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is threatening to pay all state workers the minimum wage until legislators in Sacramento reach an agreement:

After enduring more than a year of unpaid monthly furlough days, state workers could see their pay cut to minimum wage until Sacramento strikes a budget accord this summer, according to a memo from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's administration sent Wednesday...The memo from Department of Personnel Director Debbie Endsley to state department heads said that "absent a state budget," the governor would seek to slash workers' pay to minimum wage until the impasse is over.


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