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October 30, 2012
The Roundup: CSU grades legislators; states cut health insurances costs; IL to vote on pensions

The Roundup: CSU grades legislators; states cut health insurances costs; IL to vote on pensions

Storified by Jon Ortiz · Tue, Oct 30 2012 08:59:07

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Dan Walters: CSU plunges overboard into politics - The Sacramento BeeThe California State University system has traditionally been the steady workhorse of California higher education, generating the enginee...
Calif. 3-year recidivism rate fallingAbout 64 percent of offenders released from state prisons during the 2007-2008 fiscal year were sent back behind bars within three years,...
CalPERS sues city of Compton over unpaid pension payments - The Sacramento is happy to provide a forum for reader interaction, discussion, feedback and reaction to our stories. However, we reserve the ...
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Capitol Alert: Dan Walters Daily: 'Wild attacks' in the forecast this week - sacbee.comWhat You Should Know About Comments on is happy to provide a forum for reader interaction, discussion, feedback and...
Calif sends aircraft, personnel to aid East Coast - The Sacramento BeeThe California National Guard and the state Emergency Management Agency have dispatched aircraft and rescue personnel to aid the East Coa...
States rein in health insurance expensesGovernment workers enjoy more generous health benefits than privately employed workers but the advantage has narrowed from $1,523 in 2007...
Allysia Finley: Jerry Brown vs. the 99%At the outset of his administration in 2011, California Gov. Jerry Brown pledged not to raise taxes without a vote of the people. But he ...
No day off for state employees in regionWorkers joined legions of other downstate residents who were being urged to stay home in light of the violent and potentially dangerous s...
Ark. government adds 528 employees in fiscal 2012 - White Hall, AR - The Whitehall Journal - White Hall, ARLITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas' budget administrator reports that the number of full-time state employees increased by 528 during fiscal y...
Lawmakers Seek Ways to Simplify Missouri's Pay Scale-- Few will argue that state workers are the lowest paid in the country. But a committee studying what to do about it wants to know if so...
Illinois constitutional amendment on pensions loomsLawmaker says it's a safeguard; opponents see attempt to undermine protections for current retirees During a year dominated by discussion...

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