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Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

February 26, 2013
The Roundup: CalPERS' unfunded liability; WI budget includes smokers' fee; New York state worker chastised for talking to media

The Roundup: CalPERS' unfunded liability; WI includes smokers' fee; New York state worker chastised for talking

Storified by Jon Ortiz· Tue, Feb 26 2013 07:01:23

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California pension liabilities may swell to $328.6 bln -reportAt the higher level, the unfunded pension liabilities would come to $8,600 per resident of the most populous U.S. state, the report by th...
As economy recovers, CalPERS may lift rate lidCalPERS last week gave some 1,575 local governments a small increase in their annual pension costs, one of the last rates kept low by unu...
Talks Between State & AFSCME Drag Along | Alton Daily NewsState workers are talking about going on strike if contract talks don't show more progress. The state is involved in negotiations with AF...
Walker budget charges smoking state workers $50 insurance fee | Superior Telegram | Superior, WisconsinGovernor Walker wants to charge state workers who smoke. The monthly $50 fee is included in his budget proposal. According to the Nationa...

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Storified by Jon Ortiz· Tue, Feb 26 2013 06:53:49

Top Aide to Cuomo Rebukes State Worker Who Talked to the Press ...4 days ago ... The aide, Howard B. Glaser, took to the airwaves about an engineer ... Top Cuomo Aide Delivers Public Rebuke of State Wo...
Illinois state workers' union talking about strike : News1 day ago ... AFSCME, the largest public employee union in the state, has worked without a contract since June 30.
Proposed state pension-plan changes draw fireGroups representing public-sector retirees, teachers and other government employees turned full fire on a proposal Monday that would clos...
Walker budget charges smoking state workers $50 insurance fee | Superior Telegram | Superior, WisconsinGovernor Walker wants to charge state workers who smoke. The monthly $50 fee is included in his budget proposal. According to the Nationa...

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