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Schwarzenegger Wants to Cut 10% of State Jobs

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Governor Schwarzenegger, in one of his ideas to help fix the state's budget deficit projected to be $42 billion, is ready to eliminate thousands of state jobs and order two-day-a-month unpaid furloughs for other state workers starting in February.

"We're in a time when we're trying to get federal money to build infrastructure and create jobs. Telling people to stay home two days a month does not seem to be a productive way to do that," said Bruce Blanning, executive director of the Professional Engineers in California Government, to the SacBee.

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Meanwhile, Los Angeles has its own budget problems--a possible $433 million deficit next year. How can you help? Play politician on the city's website by taking a survey where you can tell the mayor what you would cut from departments.