The State Worker

January 20, 2014

Jerry Brown’s budget calls for more state workers, less job outsourcing

California’s Democratic governor wants to convert some jobs now contracted out to private firms into civil service jobs, reviving the debate over whether government or the private sector does the work more efficiently.

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Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at or 916-321-1043. Twitter: @TheStateWorker.