The State Worker

May 14, 2014

The State Worker: Sacramento lawmaker’s bill the latest effort to find fix for 20-year-old problem

A bill that would eventually empty out downtown Sacramento’s troubled Board of Equalization headquarters – and cost hundreds of millions of tax dollars to do it – went on hold Wednesday while its author tweaks the measure to make it more palatable to lawmakers.

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Jon Ortiz chronicles civil-service life for California state workers

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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.