Skip to comments.Appellate Court rejects state worker furloughs -- for now
Posted on 08/12/2010 12:40:27 PM PDT by SmithL
A San Francisco appellate court let stand Thursday a judge's order blocking furloughs for state workers.
The decision by the First District Court of Appeal means that workers will not be furloughed -- at least temporarily.
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...well if Arnold can’t furlough them, then just don’t pay them...see if they’ll work for free.
Sounds like a few judges need furloughed.
Chiang tells us that the state will run out of cash at the end of the month and will be sending out IOUs. Will he be sending out IOUs instead of paychecks, or is it his plan to simply stiff the vendors? Interesting how the federal judge rules that the governor cant reduce the spending, but offers no solution. And, the incompetent and irresponsible state legislature is weeks behind on adopting a budget. As a minimum, the legislators and their staff should not be paid at all until they produce a balanced budget without gimmicks, borrowing or more taxes. It probably wont be as much fun being a state legislator with no pay, no benefits, and a requirement to be fiscally responsible. Better yet, everyone of the legislative leaches should be fired.
A few years back, a different judge ruled that State workers must be paid instead of receiving IOUs.
This is a State Court ruling.
It doesn’t pay to assume, does it? Thanks for the clarification on the jurisdiction. But the principal is the same, the judge makes the ruling, but has no responsibility for the consequences of his decision.
Well to be fair, there are issues in Federal and State court regarding these furloughs. It is one big can of worms.