The lengths to which California will go to avoid raising taxes on its considerable population of rich people. For example, they’re willing to make more poor people:
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday ordered about 200,000 state workers to be paid the federal minimum wage this month because the state Legislature has not passed a budget, but the state controller is refusing to comply. [...]
Most state employees will be paid the federal minimum of $7.25 per hour for the July pay period.
And how exactly will those people pay their bills?