Special Fund Furlough Lawsuit
CAPS v. Schwarzenegger (Second Furlough Lawsuit
During July 2009 Governor Schwarzenegger added a THIRD unpaid furlough day to the mandatory program. On July 24, CAPS challenged it with another lawsuit, this one challenging the governor’s executive order authority to implement and extend furloughs to state scientists paid out of special funds. Savings in such funds do nothing to shore up the General Fund and thus do not meet the explicit goals of the Governor’s executive order.