Schwarzenegger’s Hardball Budget Tactics Go to Court

Last Friday, the Service Employees International Union filed lawsuits to stop Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger from laying off 22,000 temporary and part-time workers, as well as reducing the salaries of all full-time employees to the federal minimum wage for the duration of the budget fight. The Sac Bee reports that Controller John Chiang has already vowed to defy Herr Schwarzenegger’s order to reduce wages, and the governor will have to sue if he wants to proceed with his plans to ruin the lives of 200,000 state employees

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