The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

April 16, 2013
The Roundup: Jerry Brown to comply with prison order if appeal fails; NY plan strips pensions for political corruption; SD guard killer loses resentencing bid

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Senate Dems would strip officials of their pensions in corruption convictions
The Senate Democratic Conference unveiled its legislative ethics package Monday afternoon, designed to reform New York State government and fight the constant corruption issues facing the state. - LegislativeGazette.com

Jerry Brown to comply with prison order if appeals fail
SHENZHEN, China - Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday his administration will prepare to release as many as 10,000 state prisoners if the state is unable to get out from under a court order demanding it reduce California's prison population. - The Sacramento Bee

Gay rights activists seek more state worker protections at NC legislature's lobbying day
RALEIGH, North Carolina -- Gay rights supporters in North Carolina fell short last year in stopping a constitutional amendment that made clear same-sex marriage and civil unions are unlawful in the state. Now they're lobbying again, this time to seek more protections for state workers. - The Republic

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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 jortiz@sacbee.com.

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