Looks like those state agencies aren’t so interested in following Arnold’s order either:
State agencies spared thousands of temporary and part-time workers from layoffs and California’s prison medical czar on Friday sought to exempt nearly the entire corrections department from a minimum-wage pay cut, raising doubts about how much cash the state will save under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s executive order. (SacBee 8/2/08)
And, given the “czar”, J. Clark Kelso, has enormous leeway, one expects him to get his way. It’s not clear what kind of pressure the other agencies will be under to reduce their staffing levels from the administration. I suppose this should surprise absolutely nobody, but worth noting.