The state of Colorado will be short next year by either 77 million dollars, or up to 600 million, depending on which economic forecast you adhere to. The governor's office is the rosier
Walker said the new layoffs will come on top of 10,000 job cuts made in the last year.
The Assn. of California State Supervisors objected that managers were being singled out for potential pay cuts and layoffs on a day when the state unemployment rate rose to 8.4%, the worst in 14 years.
Assembly Majority Leader Alberto Torrico (D-Newark) and other Democratic lawmakers issued a statement condemning the order by the governor, who negotiates state employee contracts.
"Arnold Schwarzenegger may be Hollywood royalty, but that doesn't make California a monarchy," the statement said. "Part of his core responsibility is to negotiate deals with employees."