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Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

October 1, 2012
The Roundup: Mich. judge overturns pension law; two takes on state workers' pay; Arnold Schwarzenegger's return

The Roundup: Mich. judge overturns pension law; two takes on state workers' pay; Arnold Schwarzenegger's return;

Storified by Jon Ortiz · Mon, Oct 01 2012 08:18:46

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State employee dues unconstitutional, judge rulesLANSING -- An Ingham County judge has ruled unconstitutional a new requirement that state workers contribute 4 percent of their salary tow...
Arnold Schwarzenegger pitches himself one more time - The Sacramento BeeNearly two years after he left office, sullied by his commutation of a prison sentence and by an extramarital affair, former Gov. Arnold ...
Mandating state workers pay 4 percent for pensions unconstitutional, judge rulesLansing - An Ingham County judge ruled unconstitutional Friday a law forcing 19,000 veteran state workers to pay 4 percent of their annua...
State Workers: Overpaid, Underpaid, Or Just Right?Public and private workers in New Hampshire are among the most evenly compensated, finds a new report from the right-leaning Citizens Aga...

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Storified by Jon Ortiz · Mon, Oct 01 2012 08:15:16

Stateline - Feds Criticize Wisconsin Economic Development Public-Private PartnershipFeds Slam Wisconsin Public-Private Partnership for Economic Development By Melissa Maynard, Staff Writer Transferring control of Wisconsi...
Interactive timeline: Arnold Schwarzenegger's administration - The Sacramento BeeA look at key events and colorful quotes from Arnold Schwarzenegger's terms as governor of California. Timeline produced by Nathaniel Lev...
Superrich stay put in high-tax states like California - San Jose Mercury NewsSome of us might love to hate 'em, but we need millionaires in California -- or we'd lose tens of billions of dollars in tax revenue that...
Gov. Brown vetoes bill calling for breaks, overtime for nanniesGov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Sunday that would have had a state agency develop regulations on overtime and meal breaks for nannies, mai...
Prison reforms' results mixed after yearthere is a broad difference of opinion about whether the plan, which handed California's 58 counties responsibility for the incarceration...
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State, unions reach impasses over health careOriginally published Friday, September 28, 2012 at 8:06 PM OLYMPIA, Wash. - Unions representing state workers and state officials reached...
A look at the issues surrounding AFSCME reportSPRINGFIELD - Last week, a memo surfaced from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees that updated members on th...
A look at the issues surrounding AFSCME reportSPRINGFIELD - Last week, a memo surfaced from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees that updated members on th...
3 ex-SRS workers convicted in federal funds case - The Sacramento BeeThree former employees at the Savannah River Site have been found guilty of submitting fraudulent expenses to the U.S. Department of Ener...

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