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Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

October 16, 2012
The Roundup: Yes versus No on Prop. 30; LA workers can't display political signs; OR 'Furlough Fridays'

The Roundup: Yes versus No on Prop. 30; LA workers can't display political signs; OR 'Furlough Fridays'

Storified by Jon Ortiz · Tue, Oct 16 2012 07:12:47

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State Workers Warned against Political Participation | KATC.com | Acadiana-Lafayette, LouisianaPosted: Oct 16, 2012 8:23 AM by AP BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Civil Service Director Shannon Templet is reminding rank-and-file Louisiana st...
Viewpoints: Will Prop. 30 boost public education? Yes - The Sacramento BeeWhen I am asked why I support Proposition 30 I think about Manual Arts High School, where I taught for more than 20 years. Manual Arts is...
Viewpoints: Will Prop. 30 boost public education? No - The Sacramento BeeGov. Jerry Brown is trying to make voters an offer they can't refuse. He knows that Californians value education, so he is traveling up a...
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California's Anti-Union Ballot Measure Pits Education Reformers Against Each OtherWhen Californians enter voting booths this November, they will face a slew of ballot propositions. Among them will be Proposition 32, a "...
Capitol Weekly: Judges and pensions: A classic conflict of interest?The public employees most lightly touched by a pension reform signed by Gov. Brown last month are the judges, whose court rulings on publ...
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Many Oregon state workers will be on furlough FridayMany state offices will be closed Friday, the sixth of 10 common closure dates when state workers will be on unpaid furloughs during the ...
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For state pensions, use a scalpel not an axDoes it make sense to slash public pensions of the lowest paid, or to cut excessive pensions at the top? If the top 70 university, legisl...
Hawaii Teachers Halt Labor Negotiations, Escalating Conflict - Pew Center on the StatesWhen Nikan Arapoff took his job as a seventh grade history teacher on Maui in 2005, he studied the pay raise schedule and determined that...
Pension reforms averted disasterOhio has been no stranger to the growing problems facing our public pension funds. News recently came out of New Jersey that the Garden S...
Voters to weigh amendment on state pension hikes - LaSalle News Tribune - LaSalle, ILSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - After a period of dire warnings and scandal, voters will decide next month whether to change the Illinois Consti...

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