Through four years of furloughs, Theresa and her husband have been trying to make ends meet, even finding it difficult to pay their utility bill. Now, even with furloughs over, they’re packing up boxes because their home is going back to the bank.
Some airports are starting to see flight delays and the airlines believe more could be on the way. There are fewer air traffic controllers on duty because of budget cuts.
California’s largest state workers union has ratified a furlough agreement to reduce employees’ pay by roughly 5 percent for a year.
A judge has ruled that California owes state engineers and scientists back wages, saying the state was excessive in its use of furloughs last year.
An appeals court has ruled in favor of a decision by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to furlough about 15,000 employees of elected statewide officers during the height of California’s budget crisis.