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September 24, 2012
The Roundup: Proposition 32; states' pension cuts survey; Texas man threatens state workers

The Roundup: Proposition 32; CalPERS cuts bonuses; Texas man threatens state workers

Storified by Jon Ortiz · Mon, Sep 24 2012 08:20:43

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Ad Watch: Prop. 32 spot's shadowy images befit its sponsors - The Sacramento BeeSupporters of Proposition 32, a Nov. 6 ballot measure to change campaign finance law, have launched a 33-second television and radio ad c...
Endorsement: Proposition 32 power play deserves a 'no' vote - The Sacramento BeeOnce again, Californians are being asked to diminish unions' power by restricting their ability to raise campaign money. Once more, initi...
Payroll deductions targeted21 hours ago ... By: By Jon Ortiz ... Proposition 32 has drawn fire for a provision to ban ... Gloria Romero of Los Angeles, who suppor...
CalPERS cuts bonuses to retirement system's investment prosNo salary increases were given to senior leadership. Joe Dear, chief investment officer, received an $87,750 bonus for the fiscal year en...
Number of the Week: Government Workers Stay Put Longer7.8: Median number of years that public workers have been employed by the government as of January 2012. Americans in general are remaini...

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Pension Crisis Looms Despite CutsAlmost every state in the U.S. has made cuts to its public-employee pensions, seeking to dig out from the economic downturn, but so far t...
State pension cuts likely for fifth straight yearMADISON - Despite projections showing what could be the deepest benefit cuts yet for Wisconsin Retirement System pensioners, officials sa...
Man Denied Food Stamps Threatens Violence To State Workers - Dallas - News - Unfair ParkDespite what you might think, the Texas government doesn't just hand out food stamps to whoever holds out a hand. They're actually debit ...
'Double-dippers' rake in public money - Inside Bay AreaAn analysis of 2011 pay and pension data shows more than 50 people double-dipping -- earning both a public salary and retirement pension ...
Former Bell police chief takes the Fifth 20 timesRandy Adams, who is asking the state retirement system to double his pension to reflect his huge salary in Bell, was on the witness stand...
California Teachers Bet On China Real Estate - ForbesKenneth Rapoza, Contributor Covering Brazil, Russia, India & China. | 9/24/2012 @ 10:45AM |2 views How awful is China real estate? Appare...
117 state workers at Guard center to lose jobsLITTLE ROCK - A change in federal regulations will cost the jobs of more than half of the state employees at the Arkansas National Guard ...
State trying to make workers healthierThe state of Oregon is trying very hard to make its workers healthier. The new wellness program for employees with state health insurance...
Brock: State officials, workers must "put aside finger-pointing" over loss of federal funding for Vermont Veterans Home in BenningtonRepublican gubernatorial candidate Randy Brock on Friday weighed into the controversy surrounding the federal decertification of the Verm...

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