The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

January 8, 2013
The Roundup: CA asks court to rethink prison overcrowding order; another CA computer snafu; FL governor giveth and taketh away

The Roundup: CA asks court to rethink prison overcrowding order; another CA computer snafu; FL governor giveth and...

Storified by Jon Ortiz· Tue, Jan 08 2013 05:59:00

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Halt in inmate releases sought - The Sacramento BeeClaiming that the state has made substantial progress in solving its prison overcrowding problem, California officials asked a federal co...
Software update accidentially cancels food stamp cards for 37,000 CaliforniansAbout 37,000 Californians who receive food stamps are currently unable to access their benefits after their electronic benefit cards were...
Rick Haglund: Right to work is latest panacea meant to transform Michigan's economyByon January 06, 2013 at 7:00 AM, updated I used to be a sucker for the next big thing that would turbocharge Michigan's economy. High te...
U.S. Set for Biggest State-Local Jobs Boost Since 2007State and local governments are in their best financial shape since the recession, giving them leeway to cushion the U.S. economy from fe...
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Storified by Jon Ortiz· Tue, Jan 08 2013 05:40:02

Iowa workers' union reaches tentative labor dealDES MOINES | The leader of one of the three unions representing state workers confirmed Monday that the State Police Officers Council has...
State workers notebook: Inmate sex abuse numbers complicatedI reported about a month ago that complaints about sex abuse of inmates are still plaguing Coffee Creek Correctional Institution, with ni...
Nebraska State Workers To See 2.25 Percent RaisesNebraska State Workers To See 2.25 Percent Raises About 10,000 state employees will see a 2.25 percent pay raise over each of the next tw...
Gov. Rick Scott laid off more state workers last year than previous 5 combinedTALLAHASSEE | During the last fiscal year, Florida laid off 1,191 state workers, more than the previous five years combined.Accounting fo...
Gov. Scott: Give state workers performance bonusesTALLAHASSEE - Gov. Rick Scott is looking to take another run at getting performance bonuses for some state employees. But the move could ...
State workers lose honor system for free meals | ConnecticutHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The state Department of Children and Families has scrapped the honor system for free meals at the psychiatric hosp...

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Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog and a companion column in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at (916) 321-1043 and at


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