Gov. Jerry Brown's announcement Tuesday of state hiring freeze deserves to be treated with a high degree of cynicism, for two reasons.
First, such freezes are often announced but rarely enforced. Gov. Schwarzenegger's own hiring freeze was porous, as thousands of workers were hired afterwards.
Published at 7:28 AM PST on Feb 16, 2011 | Updated at 11:53 AM PDT on Jul 6, 2011