By Phil Matier

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Sunday marks the two-year anniversary of Governor Schwarzenegger’s first ordering of furloughs for state workers, and the unpaid days off have been worked into the upcoming budget.  However, that could change when Governor-elect Jerry Brown takes office next month. Brown has opposed furlough days.

KCBS’ Phil Matier:
KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says that as attorney general, Brown was hoping for a negotiated settlement when the furlough case was brought to court. However, Matier says that Brown does not have enough money to pay back employees for their lost days, or even to stop the furloughs.

For the time being, state employees will continue to take three unpaid work days each month.

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