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February 20, 2013
The Roundup: CalPERS' looming long-term care hike; AFSCME in IL talks strike; WA considers truth-telling law

The Roundup: CalPERS' looming long-term care hike; AFSCME in IL talks strike; WA considers truth-telling law

Storified by Jon Ortiz· Wed, Feb 20 2013 06:08:30

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CalPERS enrollees receive notice of long-term care rate hikes - The Sacramento BeeWith an 85 percent premium hike looming, government workers and retirees covered by CalPERS' costliest long-term care insurance policies ...
California universities see future in online classesLONG BEACH - For millions of students around the country like Cal State Long Beach student Dan Deguzman, the appeal of online classes is ...
Capitol Alert: Fiscal analyst has legal concerns with Gov. Jerry Brown's budget - sacbee.comWhat You Should Know About Comments on is happy to provide a forum for reader interaction, discussion, feedback and...
CalPERS to unload firearms investments - The Sacramento BeeResponding to the elementary school massacre in Connecticut, CalPERS on Tuesday moved to unload $5 million worth of investments in two ma...
California pushes - some say too hard - to recover money for fighting wildfires - The Sacramento BeeThe fire started with an anchor bolt on a hot October day at a Ventura County reservoir. A laborer took his chop saw to the half-inch-thi...

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Storified by Jon Ortiz· Wed, Feb 20 2013 06:06:33

1st Calif. city corruption case heading to closeLOS ANGELES (AP) -- Closing the first act in a corruption case, a prosecutor and defense attorneys plan to argue Wednesday whether testimo...
Talk of state workers strike intensifiesSPRINGFIELD - The drumbeat of a strike by members of the state's largest employee union is growing stronger. In a new memo obtained Tuesd...
Roach supports bill that would require state workers to tell truthOLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A proposed law in the state Senate would require state employees to be truthful when providing information. Lawmake...
State employee unions sue to clarify right-to-work lawsLANSING - Several state employee unions are asking the Michigan Court of Appeals to formally declare that new right-to-work laws do not a...
State Workers Ask Legislators for Pay RaiseWhile many took the President's Day holiday off from work, more than 100 state workers spent their day off asking legislators to support ...
Cuomo, SUNY workers strike tentative contract dealALBANY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office and the union representing State University of New York employees came to a tentative contract agreem...

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