As the budget cutting begins in earnest, there are questions about the perks that state employees get -- and which ones they will keep. In California, Gov. Jerry Brown just took away about half of the 96,000 employee cell phones. In other states, employees are being asked to pay more into pension programs.
The story on state cell phones caught my eye because I frequently got complaints during the Richardson administration about employees only being available on their cell phones -- and presumably not at their desk. Whether anything will come of the idea here remains to be seen.
What state employee perks would you cut? What should we keep?