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November 9, 2012
The Roundup: Jerry Brown's new challenge; Caltrans worker's killer faces death; big wins for unions

The Roundup: Jerry Brown's new challenge; Caltrans worker's killer faces death; big wins for unions

Storified by Jon Ortiz · Fri, Nov 09 2012 05:54:41

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Jerry Brown plans to restrain Democratic desires at the Capitol - The Sacramento BeeThe din of election night parties spilled into morning as California Democrats soaked in their victories, but the politician who had perh...
Toll-taker's killer says death penalty OKA death penalty hearing for an unrepentant killer convicted of murdering two people at the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge toll plaza opened w...
Stateline - Labor Unions Won Key Victories In Indiana, California, New Hampshire and IdahoNo state has ushered in more education changes over the past four years than Indiana. The Hoosier State instituted an A to F grading syst...

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Super PAC money fails to buy victoriesWashington -- In the end, the old truism held: Money isn't everything. Deep-pocketed super PACs and other independent groups dumped more ...
DOC workers to get job offers by Nov. 25By Nov. 25, 1,900 state workers will find out if they have been extended offers to work for a Nashville company picked to privatize state...
Corrections Department audit shows inequities, financial inefficienciesStaffing shortages and inefficient management at the state's prisons cost the state nearly $10 million in overtime between 2010 and 2012,...
State asks RI Supreme Court to ban judge from pension lawsuitCredit: NBC 10 News The state says the judge in Rhode Island's pension reform case should step down because of a conflict of interest. Th...
Experts address pensions, role of state employeesTwo experts in the fields of pension and legislation dove into the rising tide of what problems pension reform could cause to state emplo...
Gov. Jindal pushing to privatize state health insuranceRUSTON, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The Ruston Gun and Knife Show is underway this weekend and a local celebrity stopped by for a meet and greet....

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