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Governor files lawsuit over pay cut

August 12, 2008 11:52:36 AM PDT
The governor and the state's top payroll official are headed to court over an order to slash state employee pay.The governor has filed a lawsuit against State Controller John Chiang, who has refused to cut pay to the federal minimum wage of $6.55.

The governor ordered the pay cuts to pressure legislators into approving a state budget.

Chiang calls the suit "unnecessary litigation" and says the governor is wasting taxpayer dollars.

 

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