Good news: State Senate cuts staff 4%

Good news: State Senate cuts staff 4%

surving wave, wikimediaThe good news keeps washing into California like a tubular wave.

Due to budget problems, the California Senate cut its budget 4 percent. The Times reported:

After years of turning down cost-of-living increases for its budget, the state Senate on Friday notified its workforce that 39 employees will be laid off at the end of the year to avoid a multi-million-dollar deficit, a cut of about 4% of the total staff in the upper house. 

Fifty other positions are being cut through attrition and employees will pay about $30 a month more for health care insurance premiums, officials said.

The good news:

  • Fewer functionaries living off us with massive pay, perks and pensions.
  • Fewer functionaries to write bills increasing our taxes.
  • Fewer functionaries to write bills controlling and repressing us.

Now, if they just could get lay off the other 96 percent in the Senate and 100 percent in the Assembly and the executive and judicial branches.

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  1. DavidfromLosGatos
    DavidfromLosGatos 25 November, 2014, 20:25

    John,

    Unfortunately, they laid off 4% of the staff, not 4% the senate. In any event, I agree laying off 96% of the senate would be a step in the right direction.

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  2. T Ted Super Duper
    T Ted Super Duper 26 November, 2014, 15:16

    That is one macking wave on that pic–Cortes Bank? Jaws?

    Hmmmmmmm

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  3. ricky65
    ricky65 26 November, 2014, 17:17

    No need to make much of it really . Its just the new Senate leader Kevin DeLeon cleaning house to make room for his own people.
    You may remember this guy as the preening cockroach who gave himself an 50K inaugural ball to celebrate his coronation as Senate leader and Emperor of Alta California.
    Cali is awash with cash so he will soon be bringing in PRI and Mexican Mafia members to quietly replace all the laid off staff. No one will notice anyway.
    Dan Walters had a good article about it this week. It appears most of the layoffs will be from the Senate bill analysis group who were apparently too straightforward and evenhanded in giving their analysis of bills. If a Senate bill was deemed to be harmful to the state or its economy it would say so publicly which is totally embarrassing. Best ot keep this kind of info under wraps from the people even if they are all stupid as Gruber said.

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  4. TruthandtheAmericanWay
    TruthandtheAmericanWay 26 November, 2014, 18:20

    When no one is paying attention, they will be hired back as this is a typical liberal play book. This action my cause voters to change parties and the lib’s will find a way to keep them on the payroll, mark my words.

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  5. T Mind of Ted Your God
    T Mind of Ted Your God 27 November, 2014, 08:10

    Truth and fascism—-

    Oh ok—- we’ll just take your word for it……….Zzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  6. Hank
    Hank 27 November, 2014, 09:22

    It is not clear to me if this is 4% of the FBI / Staff, or across the board.

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