The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

December 9, 2008
State workers awarded highest honor

081209 governor-of-the-state-of-california-seal_medium.jpgFrom the governor's press office:

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today awarded the Governor's Medal of Valor, the highest honor that California bestows on its public servants, to 42 state employees who demonstrated extraordinary acts of bravery and heroism to save the life of another.

Click here to read the list of winners and their acts of heroism.

Our congratulations and thanks to all for their selfless public service.


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Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog and a companion column in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at (916) 321-1043 and at


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