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December 27, 2012
The Roundup: Wall Street firms fined; how labor beat Prop. 32; Maine workplace settlements cost $2 million

The Roundup: Wall Street firms fined; how labor beat Prop. 32; Maine workplace settlements cost $2 million

Storified by Jon Ortiz· Thu, Dec 27 2012 09:48:55

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Five Wall Street investment banks fined for using bond sale proceeds to pay California lobbyist - The Sacramento BeeIn a case involving California municipal bonds, five Wall Street investment banks were fined today for using proceeds of bond sales to pa...
The State Worker: Public jobs now more public than ever - The Sacramento BeeSay your neighbor is thinking about a job with the state. What advice would you offer? Sacramento Assemblyman Roger Dickinson said last w...
Labor beat Prop. 32 via social mediaLeaders of the California unions that spent $75 million to defeat Proposition 32's union-busting campaign in November discovered somethin...

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Storified by Jon Ortiz· Thu, Dec 27 2012 09:43:03

Someone Forgot to Tell California's Bankrupt Cities About the Golden State's Alleged Economic Revival - Hit & Run : Reason.comAfter California voters narrowly approved a hike on their income taxes this November, a species long thought extinct started re-appearing...
State, public workers join collective bargaining frayDES MOINES --- Public-sector collective bargaining is under attack more than at any time in the past 40 years and Iowa is joining the fra...
Gov. Mike Beebe: Only essential state employees to report in Little Rock Thursday due to iceLITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Gov. Mike Beebe has declared a second day off because of the weather for most state employees in Little Rock. The...
Bad behavior in state workplace costs taxpayers nearly $2M in settlements - EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE: ST. JOHN VALLEY Maine - One corrections officer spread a false rumor that the new female officer at the state prison in South Windham was a stripper. A...EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE: ST. JOHN VALLEY, Maine - One corrections officer spread a false rumor that the new female officer at the state prison...

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