The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

October 12, 2012
The Roundup: California proposition wars; CalPERS' new investment; why public unions rarely strike

The Roundup: Molly Munger vs. Jerry Brown; CalPERS' new investment; why public unions rarely strike

At look at California and national news about state workers.

Storified by Jon Ortiz · Fri, Oct 12 2012 07:12:04

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Gov. Jerry Brown's budget plans threatened by a determined Molly Munger - The Sacramento BeeGov. Jerry Brown hoped a mix of politicking and good fortune would deter negative ads against his tax initiative in the campaign's final ...
Why Public-Sector Strikes Are So RareLast month's teacher strike in Chicago -- the city's first since 1987 -- was yet another of the year's attention-getters for public emplo...
CalPERS reportedly near $500 million deal on Illinois shopping center - The Sacramento BeeCalPERS is spending big money on a real estate deal again - but don't call it a risky bet. The pension fund is in discussions to buy Wood...
Peter Schrag: State government: The more we fix it, the worse it gets - The Sacramento BeeFor anyone who hadn't noticed, there's a boomlet in political reform in California - and a fair chance we haven't yet seen the end of it....

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Storified by Jon Ortiz · Fri, Oct 12 2012 07:06:40

Top donors go all in on state ballot measuresThe top 10 donors to November's state ballot measures - a smattering of extremely wealthy people, powerful unions and large corporations ...
Senate candidate says legislature shouldn't handle PERS reform - State Workers BlogThe World newspaper in Coos Bay reported today that Arnie Roblan, D-Coos Bay, said at a candidate forum that he thinks further reform of ...
South Carolina offers $1 tickets to state workersThe department said Thursday that South Carolina state workers and family members can buy $1 tickets to attend a women's soccer game ...
MT: Hill bashes Schweitzer over plan to hike state worker payBy Dustin Hurst | HELENA - Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Hill thinks Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer acted in ba...

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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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