The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

November 5, 2012
The Roundup: Mystery campaign money to be revealed; state workers battle outbreak; IA workers' pay

The Roundup: Mystery campaign money to be revealed; state workers battle outbreak; IA workers' pay

Storified by Jon Ortiz · Mon, Nov 05 2012 08:53:03

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Capitol Alert: FPPC expects to reveal Arizona nonprofit donors today - sacbee.comWhat You Should Know About Comments on is happy to provide a forum for reader interaction, discussion, feedback and...
Meningitis outbreak: TN health workers sensed danger | wbir.comBy Tom Wilemon | The Tennessean It was just an email about a single case of illness, but a gut instinct developed through years of diseas...
Voters Will Rule on Whether Judges Should Pay More for BenefitsA decision by the state Legislature last summer means voters will decide Tuesday whether New Jersey judges should have to pay more for th...

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Storified by Jon Ortiz · Sun, Nov 04 2012 07:10:35

Employees' lawsuit targets PERS investmentsTwo state workers have filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System fund, alleging that the Oregon Investme...
Pasadena City Council approves pension reform plus a raiseCouncilman objects that 3% increase 'sends the wrong message.' Pasadena City Council members voted last week to give themselves and many ...
Mo. State Workers To Get Black Friday Off This YearGovernor Jay Nixon (D) has decided to let state employees take the day after Thanksgiving off work this year.The state's latest general r...
State workers, education to get more funding under Hickenlooper's proposed budget | Colorado StatesmanGov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday proposed a $21.9 billion state budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year that represents a $1.1 billion, or 5...
State workers paid above market - Fairfield LedgerState workers paid above market DES MOINES (AP) - State workers in Iowa generally earn better base salaries than their counterparts in th...

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