California workers loose cellphones

Governor Jerry Brown is starting to slash the California state budget and, on the chopping block, he has targeted cellphones.

He is requiring the return of 48,000 government-paid cell phones by June 1. He said he found it difficult to believe that 40% of state employees needed a work phone.

Does a small expense like a cellphone really make a difference?

Heck yes. This move is going to save the state $20 million.

On January 10th, Brown announced a budget that will slash $12.5 billion in spending and extend $12 billion in tax hikes.

Brown, who assumed office a week ago, has to contend with a $25.4 billion shortfall over the next 18 months. California’s fiscal year starts July 1.

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Posted on January 12, 2011, in Newspaper & Journal Articles, Politics & The Economy and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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