Judge to rule on state worker furloughs

September 1, 2009 9:55:21 AM PDT
A court hearing Tuesday morning could decide whether thousands of state workers stay on the job while thousands of their colleagues are furloughed.

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In a preliminary ruling, a judge decided that state law exempts 6,000 employees of the state compensation insurance fund from staff cutbacks or furloughs.

Governor Schwarzenegger ordered the furloughs to help battle the state's budget deficit, but the union representing the workers sued.

On Tuesday, the judge could make her preliminary ruling final.

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