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Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

December 16, 2012
The Roundup: CalPERS v. San Bernardino; most MI state workers exempt from new anti-union law; NV governor sidesteps state pay raise issue

The Roundup: CalPERS v. San Bernardino; most MI state workers exempt from new anti-union law; NV governor sidesteps...

Storified by Jon Ortiz · Sun, Dec 16 2012 11:48:37

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CalPERS fight tries to salvage full pensions - The Sacramento BeeThe bland bureaucracy that dispenses pension checks to half a million Californians has taken on a new identity: fierce and unyielding cha...
Editorial: State audits need to name names - The Sacramento BeeThe Bureau of State Audits has a well-deserved reputation for issuing solid reports on important topics, particularly misuse of public mo...
Michigan Official: Union-Dues Ban Spares State WorkersMore than two-thirds of Michigan state employees won't be covered by laws that prohibit paying union dues as a condition of employment, a...
Californian's $609,000 Check Shows True Retirement CostCalifornia employees accounted for 39 percent of that total. Since 2005, the state's workers collected $1.4 billion for accumulated leave...
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Sandoval won't talk state worker pay, benefitsCARSON CITY - Despite lavishing praise on the performance of state workers, Gov. Brian Sandoval won't say whether his budget will include...
Gregoire: Labor contracts 'feasible' - The Spokesman-ReviewGov. Chris Gregoire's budget office has ruled that a slew of labor contracts negotiated for 2013-'15 are "feasible" for Washington state ...
Columbian.com - Pay hike for state workers likely in Gregoire budgetOLYMPIA -- Gov. Chris Gregoire's budget office has ruled that a slew of labor contracts negotiated for 2013-15 are "feasible" for the sta...
JEFFRIES OPTS OUT OF COUNTY PENSIONRiverside County Supervisor-elect Kevin Jeffries has declined a county pension. In an unusual move, he is also asking that he not receive...
State deals with payroll glitch, againWith KRQE.com's commenting system, you don't need to register. You can login with an existing Facebook, Yahoo!, Google, or Twitter accoun...
Lawmakers consider increasing retirement fund contributions - Wyoming Tribune Eagle OnlineThey point to longer life expectancy as a reason to make changes to the state's pension fund. By Trevor Brown tbrown@wyomingnews.com CHEY...

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