The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

May 29, 2013
The Roundup: Bay Bridge bolts; former state worker witness in son's murder trial

Sacramento man convicted of shaking down rehab clinics now a witness in his son's murder trial
A dad who was under federal investigation for using his California state job to shake down drug rehab clinics for thousands of dollars in cash has turned into a key witness against his son in an upcoming Sacramento murder trial. - Sacramento Bee

Transportation commissioners seeking answers on Bay Bridge
Members of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission said Tuesday that they expect new details on fixes for broken and suspect bolts on the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge at a special meeting Wednesday. - Sacramento Bee

Labor big a real heavy sleeper
Union fat cat Mark Rosenthal spends more time sleeping at his desk than organizing labor, a series of damning photos reveals. - New York Post

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