Judge Rules Schwarzenegger's Furloughs Are Illegal

December 31, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
A judge in the Bay Area has ruled that Governor Schwarzenegger must end the work furloughs for thousands of state workers.In a ruling handed down Thursday afternoon, the judge said the emergency act ordering the furloughs for members of the Service Employees International Union was flawed and illegal.

The governor imposed twice monthly furloughs on more than 200-thousand state workers in February. A third furlough day was added to close the state budget gap.