When Governor Schwarzenegger introduced his budget proposal in early January he included a line-item to fund the Industrial Welfare Commission ("IWC"). The IWC had been dormant since 2004 when the State Legislature stopped funding the IWC over, in part, the IWC's failure to consider a minimum wage increase. It is unclear what agenda, if any, the Governor has in mind for the IWC should it receive the funding he proposes.