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November 1, 2012
The Roundup: Prop. 30 could pass; union perception versus reality; CA's prison guard beard ban

The Roundup: Prop. 30 could pass; union perception versus reality; CA's prison guard beard ban

Storified by Jon Ortiz · Thu, Nov 01 2012 08:04:54

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Poll finds Jerry Brown has a chance to pass Proposition 30 - The Sacramento BeePublic support for Gov. Jerry Brown's initiative to raise taxes remains below 50 percent, but the measure no longer appears to be on a do...
The State Worker: Separating perception from reality in union wars - The Sacramento BeeWith Election Day looming, let's look at some popular perceptions about unions filtered through ballot measure Proposition 32: Perception...
Judge orders Arizona campaign group to turn over records to California officials - The Sacramento BeeA Sacramento Superior Court judge confirmed Wednesday her ruling against an obscure Arizona campaign group, saying California officials' ...

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Dan Morain: California ballot initiatives pay off for the millionaires who finance them - The Sacramento BeeJOIN THE CONVERSATION: Should California limit the use of initiatives and, if so, how? Add your comment below. To write a letter, go to s...
Justice Dept. looks into state's ban on prison-guard beardsSACRAMENTO - California's policy barring beards on prison guards has come under scrutiny by the U.S. Justice Department after a discrimin...
Prison agency cancels contract with firm co-owned by senator's husbandThe state prison agency has canceled a lucrative contract with a firm co-owned by the husband of state Sen. Mimi Walters (R-Laguna Niguel...
29 Palms could lose fire stationThompson said the San Bernardino County Fire District expects a surplus of $40,000 in the first year of operations with that scenario. Ho...
Who is the highest paid state employee in Iowa?Most of Iowa's state employees by themselves make more money than the median household income, the latest annual salary database released...

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