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- - - - Mark Twain (Roughing It)
Saturday, November 22, 2014
California Senate Cutting 90 Jobs, Citing Budget Woes
I'm all broken up that the hacks in Sacramento might have to get jobs back in the real world with the rest of us.
(Capital Public Radio) - The California Senate is laying off dozens of employees Friday, saying the staff reductions are necessary to meet next year's payroll.
The Senate is reducing its workforce by 90 positions – 40 through layoffs and 50 through normal attrition. The layoffs are in offices widely considered to have cushy jobs with little work. Additionally, Senate employees will pay an extra $30 each month in health care premiums starting in January.
The layoffs come after the retirements this year of longtime Senate Secretary Greg Schmidt and Human Resources chief Dina Hidalgo.
The layoff proposal by new Senate Secretary Danny Alvarez was approved by new Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles).
“Today, the Senate made some difficult but fiscally necessary staff reductions affecting a number of steadfast public servants,” De León said in a statement. “These were all agonizing decisions, but they were unavoidable and made in the public interest. This Senate bears an ultimate responsibility to our constituents and to California taxpayers to live within our fiscal means, even when it means doing more with less.”
The laid-off employees are being given severance pay and two months notice.