State Controller John Chiang, California’s independent fiscal watchdog, is having a thing with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger these days over how much salary to pay state workers during the budget crisis. See Hank Plante’s interview with “heroic” John here.
Our Controller was welcomed like a rock star. Click to expand:
There were a few “Chiang for Governor” signs here and there, but if you ask him if he’s running, he’ll say he’s not:
This crowd of mostly state workers was large and intense. “We can’t survive on $6.55 [an hour].”
Columnist Dan Walters thinks he sees the “fuzzy outline” of a solution.