The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

January 30, 2013
The Roundup: CA state workers with two state jobs; FL spiritual leaders back state pay raises; PA looks at privatizing booze sales

The Roundup: CA state workers with two state jobs; FL spiritual leaders back state pay raises; PA looks at...

Storified by Jon Ortiz· Wed, Jan 30 2013 08:12:58

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U.S. judges give California six more months to cut inmate population - The Sacramento BeeThree weeks after Gov. Jerry Brown declared the state's prison overcrowding crisis over, a court of three federal judges said Tuesday tha...
Many state workers hold more than one job; Brown administration puts a brake on the practice - The Sacramento BeeNearly a dozen state departments have allowed hundreds of employees to hold more than one job, confirming CalPERS officials' claims that ...
Spiritual leaders gather for state worker raisesThe Rev. R.B. Holmes and other spiritual leaders Tuesday spoke as one in support of state workers getting a pay raise. Holmes, pastor of ...
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Republican Montana legislator proposes ending guaranteed state pensionsHELENA - Representatives of unions, retirees and state pension funds lined up Tuesday to criticize a bill to end guaranteed pensions for ...
Williams' raises show need to raise salaries of all state workers, Carroll saysIn response to former Senate President David Williams' giving raises to eight Senate staff members before resigning from the Senate last ...
Republican proposes to end pension systemHELENA - The Republican chairman of a special committee charged with fixing the beleaguered state pension systems said Tuesday that eleme...
Corbett To Unveil Plan To Privatize State Liquor SalesPITTSBURGH (KDKA) - Gov. Tom Corbett is about to unveil his plan to privatize the state's liquor sales. A news conference is scheduled fo...

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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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