Stories for May 17, 2009
California has begun sending 5,000 layoff notices out to state workers. The job cuts are part of Governor Schwarzenegger’s proposal to balance a growing budget deficit. The lion’s share of the layoffs – about 3,600 – will come from the state’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Secretary Matthew Cate says the impact will be felt throughout the department.
Officials across California are gearing up for Tuesday’s special election – but not quite like last fall’s presidential race.