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January 28, 2013
The Roundup: California pension pressure; states' anti-union movements; federal job cuts

The Roundup: California pension pressure; states' anti-union movements; federal job cuts

Storified by Jon Ortiz· Mon, Jan 28 2013 06:48:01

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Capitol Alert: Assembly sets pay ranges for newly created job classifications - sacbee.comNow for the money: The California Assembly has set salary ranges for a handful of new job classifications it created this month. Dozens o...
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Dan Walters: California pension funds still face huge liabilities - The Sacramento BeeThe California Public Employees' Retirement System has reported - with no small elation - that it has recouped virtually all of the $95 b...
Outnumbered Michigan Democrats start longshot bid to repeal right-to-work laws in LegislatureLANSING, MI - In what likely will turn out to be a largely symbolic move, Michigan Democrats who are outnumbered in the Legislature say t...

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Storified by Jon Ortiz· Mon, Jan 28 2013 06:41:37

Rick Haglund: Pressure to enact right-to-work laws mounting in almost every Great Lakes stateA year ago, I was convinced that Michigan would not enact a right-to-work law. After all, this was the state that was home to the modern ...
Proposal Would Put New State Workers on 401(k) Retirement Plan; Phase Out PensionsUnder a bill state lawmakers are considering, the popular pension plan for state workers, teachers, firefighters and other public employe...
State workers ask Montana Legislature for a raise | KTVQ.com | Q2 | Billings, MontanaHELENA, MT - It was the largest hearing of the day as state employees asked the Montana Legislature for a raise.They included scientists ...
Despite their clout, Oregon's public-sector unions face tough fights in 2013 LegislatureOregon's powerful public employee unions had one of their best election days ever in November. Their Democratic allies won all but one se...
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Raises unlikely for state workers - DecaturDaily.comMONTGOMERY - Gov. Robert Bentley said it's unlikely teachers and state employees will get pay raises in this year's state budgets. The go...
Navy orders cuts to begin now; thousands to be fired | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.comNavy flag officers and top executives were told Thursday to begin cutting expenses - laying off thousands of temporary civilian workers, ...
Amid state, teacher pension fights, municipalities are third - and largely forgotten - railGov. Tom Corbett is gearing up for a fight to reform state employee and teacher pensions. Few can argue that the state pension system is ...

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