*the lastet update...7/31
it's official. the bill was signed today. let's hope it doesn't last long.
banks are offering interest free loans, that we pay back when we get the back pay. But I think it's sad that the governator felt this was his only choice.
hubby just got this in his e-mail at work:
"The Governor’s Executive Order to lower State employee salaries and suspend the use of temporary employees until a budget is passed will reportedly be signed this Thursday. You may also have read reports from Controller John Chiang that he will continue to pay regular State workers (not including temporary employees such as retired annuitants and students) their full paycheck. Because many of DWR’s activities directly impact public health and safety, we have asked for an exemption from the Executive Order for programs including State Water Project operations, maintenance and construction, flood protection, drought, energy, habitat and environmental services, dam safety and other activities. We do not yet know if this exemption request will be approved, but will keep you posted as we receive additional information."
the first bolded area: he IS signing the bill!!! grrrr...JUST AGREE ON A DARN STATE BUDGET ALREADY!!
the second bolded area: please please pray that this gets accepted and the water resources department will not be affected (where dh works)
Well this month DH just started a job with the state of CA...and now we find out the Governor Schwarzenegger is prepared to sign a bill that will lower state employee's wages to $6.55 per hour!!! ALL because the stinkin' legislature people can't decide on a budget for CA!!! That will bring us down to $1048/month BEFORE taxes!!! our rent is $800/month!! How the heck are we supposed to live on that? Why penalize the people who don't have control over the budget. But apparently the people in charge of the budget haven't been getting thier salary for the last 2 months. but they are so rich they don't even notice. Gosh must be nice to not have to worry about money!!!