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November 15, 2012
The Roundup: Jerry Brown's unfinished business; CA lawmakers take their leave; VA's state worker loan program

The Roundup: Jerry Brown's unfinished business; CA lawmakers take their leave; VA's state worker loan program

Storified by Jon Ortiz · Thu, Nov 15 2012 00:22:48

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The State Worker: Retiree health care still a long-term problem for California - The Sacramento BeeThe sound of backslapping between Gov. Jerry Brown and union leaders who helped put his tax initiative over the top last week could soon ...
Two views of the state budget post-Proposition 30:
Analyst sees potential for budget surpluses in California's future - The Sacramento BeeThe state's fiscal analyst said Wednesday that California's long-tattered budget is on the verge of producing surpluses, but he cautioned...
California's fiscal troubles are far from resolvedLast week, Proposition 30 sailed to victory, and $6-billion worth of nasty budget cuts were avoided. Problem solved? Guess again, Goldilo...
Then there are elected state workers who leave the country:
After election, state lawmakers and interest groups travel in tandem - The Sacramento BeeIt's mid-November. The election is over, and the new legislative session has not yet begun. Perfect time for a lawmaker to take vacation ...

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Storified by Jon Ortiz · Thu, Nov 15 2012 00:09:16

These headlines illustrate that the fiscal conditions and public employee politics of states vary widely ...
Public Employee in Need of a Loan? Ask Virginia.In 2008, Virginia began giving grants to state employees who needed help paying for emergencies like storm-related home damage, funerals ...
SC agency directors, college presidents get raisesCOLUMBIA, S.C. - State agency directors and college presidents in South Carolina are getting a combined salary boost of $640,300 followin...
More state workers laid off in past four months than in any year of Gov. Bobby Jindal's tenureLouisiana's state government laid off more workers in the first four months of this fiscal year than in any full year of Gov. Bobby Jinda...
State medical marijuana chief says he was fired, plans to appealAUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's top state medical marijuana regulator confirmed Monday evening that he has been fired by the state Department of...
New speaker will push for state pension changes | The Florida CurrentNew speaker will push for state pension changes New House Speaker Will Weatherford said Tuesday all newly hired state employees should jo...
State workers face 2 percentage point PERS increaseCARSON CITY - What most of the 100,000 public employees in Nevada pay in retirement costs will increase by 2 percentage points starting J...
Craig Daily Press / Colorado PERA Board upholds 8 percent rate of return expectationThis week Colorado's Public Employees' Retirement Association Board met to discuss its portfolio's 8 percent rate of return expectation. ...
Mich. governor gets state workers to offer ideas to help improve efficiency, customer serviceLANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder says state government employees are answering his call for ideas to help improve efficiency, customer s...
Ridiculous Reimbursements: State employee mileage can be costlyAlabama lawmakers seeking places to cut costs may find a bountiful opportunity in the mileage reimbursements paid to state employees for ...

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