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September 19, 2012
The Roundup: The 'stealth attack' on unions; AZ workers trade protections for pay raise; LA sheds state jobs

The Roundup: The 'stealth attack' on unions; AZ workers trade protections for pay raise, LA sheds state jobs

Storified by Jon Ortiz · Wed, Sep 19 2012 08:10:36

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Dan Morain: A stealth attack seeks to drain labor money - The Sacramento BeeA campaign ad airing statewide portrays crooked politicians and shady lobbyists meeting in garages and stairwells, seemingly at the Calif...
Pension changes: The impact on educationHow the pension reform bill affects public education varies with the different operational laws covering the parts of the system. A notab...

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Mungers spend millions on anti-Sacramento initiativesThe Munger family may have its political differences, but one thing is clear: Neither Republican Charles Munger nor his independent siste...
Walker confident Act 10 will be upheldWisconsin governor Scott Walker, left, and Robert Parker, from the State Historical Society, give a presentation on the U. S. Constitutio...
State workers' health insurance premiums to increaseState workers will see their health insurance premiums increase in 2013, only the second year that members of SEIU Local 503 and AFSCME C...
State employees give more than half a million dollars to charity (AUDIO)State employees have given $522,000 to the Nebraska State Employees Charitable Giving Campaign, the first time the state campaign has exc...
State Employees' Health Spending Growth SlowsEarly evidence suggests that incentives - and education efforts - around health care habits of state workers may be having an effect, sta...
State workers give up merit protections for pay raisePHOENIX -- Nearly 5,300 state workers have agreed to give up their personnel system protections in exchange for a one-time pay boost and ...
Voters approve $437 million transfer from Alabama Trust FundWith threats of medical facilities closing, thousands of state employees losing their jobs, and the state needing to release more than 9,...
PERS plans increase in employer contributions - JACKSON - State government will be asked to put $44 million more into the Mississippi retirement system next year to shore up the program for an estimated 30 years the system director has told lawm...PERS plans increase in employer contributions JACKSON - State government will be asked to put $44 million more into the Mississippi retir...
Louisiana continues to shed state government jobsA total of 173 state employees have been laid off in the first two months of the fiscal year that started July 1. Lindsay Ruiz de Chavez,...

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