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October 24, 2012
The Roundup: Mystery AZ money; judge rejects police chief's double pension bid; OK considers performance-based raises

The Roundup: Mystery AZ money; judge rejects police chief's double pension bid; OK considers performance-based raises

Storified by Jon Ortiz · Wed, Oct 24 2012 07:16:42

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Dan Morain: Can California unmask mystery donors? - The Sacramento BeeCalifornia Common Cause filed a complaint with the FPPC demanding that a hitherto obscure Arizona nonprofit corporation disclose the dono...
Judge rejects former Bell police chief's bid to double pensionA judge has rejected an effort by Bell's former police chief to more than double his pension to $510,000 a year, saying that the City Cou...
Jerry Brown pivots to link Proposition 30 to voters' top issue -- jobs - The Sacramento BeeFRESNO - His tax initiative in trouble just two weeks before Election Day, Gov. Jerry Brown is re-tuning his campaign message, casting hi...
Stateline - A Unique Program in Oklahoma Provides Help to Ex-offenders with Mental IllnessesMcCLOUD, Oklahoma - Shawna Gordon isn't alone in worrying what will happen on that day in the future when she ventures beyond the familia...

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3 states with sinking pension fundsBy Michael B. Sauter, Alexander E.M. Hess and Samuel Weigley, 24/7 Wall St. Several years after from the financial crisis of 2008, state ...
States Rein in Health Insurance Expenses | wltx.comChris Christie, as New Jersey Governor, signs employee benefits legislation into law in 2011 (AP) Dennis Cauchon, USA TODAY Financially s...
Performance-based raises for state workers discussed | Tulsa WorldOKLAHOMA CITY - Pay increases for state employees should be based on performance appraisals instead of across-the-board increases, a legi...
IYC workers return to empty facilityThe expiration of an agreement between state and union officials resulted in about 60 employees reporting for work Monday to an empty fac...
Wis. judge rejects request to reinstate union lawMADISON - A Wisconsin judge refused Monday to put on hold his earlier decision repealing major parts of Gov. Scott Walker's law effective...
Prison guards charged with lying about work hours | fox10tv.comMERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) - Three guards at the privately run East Mississippi Correctional Facility are charged with embezzlement after autho...
CCA Prison Guards Listen to Prisoners' Privileged Conversations: ACLU Files Amicus Brief on Attorney-Client Confidentiality: | Hawaii ReporterREPORT FROM THE ACLU : The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai'i Foundation ("ACLU") has filed an amicus curiae brief (also known as ...

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