The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

December 14, 2011
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Here's how it works: If you enter an email address, The Bee will notify you via that account when news of particular significance to state workers breaks. We won't clog your inbox with a notice every time we post an item to the blog, and we certainly won't pass on your information to spammers, advertisers or any one else.

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About The State Worker

Jon Ortiz The Author

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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