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Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

November 19, 2012
Th Roundup: CA prison nurses investigated; newspaper calls for WI pay raise; IL lawmakers against pay hikes

Th Roundup: CA prison nurses investigated; newspaper calls for WI pay raise; IL lawmakers against pay hikes

Storified by Jon Ortiz · Mon, Nov 19 2012 09:37:37

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Report: Soledad prison nurses being investigated - The Sacramento is happy to provide a forum for reader interaction, discussion, feedback and reaction to our stories. However, we reserve the ...
Privatizing Florida prison health care to cost 2,000 state workers their jobs | Politics | Bradenton HeraldTALLAHASSEE -- Nearly 2,000 state workers are being displaced from Florida Gov. Rick Scott's administration because of the nation's bigge...
Pension headlines:
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. running $34 billion deficitCiting the increasing deficit, PBGC Director Joshua Gotbaum called on Congress to give the agency power to set its own premiums. "We cont...
High cost of leaving CalPERS may get higher | PublicCEOThe CalPERS board may make it more costly for struggling local governments to close their pension plans. A pending change is driven in pa...
Study: Pensions not a panaceaWhat do employees lust after most these days? A fat bonus? A bigger salary? Extra time off? According to one new study, a surprising numb...
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Storified by Jon Ortiz · Mon, Nov 19 2012 09:28:28

With Wisconsin's fiscal picture brightening, a newpaper there is calling for a state-employee pay raise:  
Prioritize pay raise for state workersAre you better off than you were four years ago? The state budget is. But state workers are not. Tens of thousands of state employees wen...
Illinios, one of the state with the worse fiscal pictures in the nation, is hearing a different message:
Quincy, IL News - - VIDEO: Illinois Legislature sends message to Quinn, Unions: No raisesHouse lawmakers are sending signals to Gov. Pat Quinn and public-sector unions to not include raises in contract negotiations. By Jayette...
Editorial: Excellent time for a state pension storm - Chicago Sun-TimesEditorials The Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. (AP file) Updated: Here's hoping this is the storm before the calm. With the electi...
Iowa's largest public employees' union expects tough negotiationsIowa's largest public employees' union began talks Friday with state officials on a new two-year state contract for 20,000 state workers ...
Northwest Herald | Our view: Reasonable wage caps are neededState legislators are discussing placing wage increase caps on state workers. Frankly, we can't imagine why they're just considering this...

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