California mass-transit workers get pension reprieve
Federal officials cut off $54 million for Sacramento Regional Transit on Wednesday, prompting Gov. Jerry Brown to announce a pension-law compromise intended to keep the money flowing to transit agencies on the verge of losing grant funds. - Sacramento Bee
The State Worker: Which 'common-sense' view on criminal records will prevail?
A week after The Sacramento Bee detailed an employee's return to state government after a two-year prison term for embezzling $320,000, we're still hearing about it. - Sacramento Bee
State employees fired: Michael Chyi at the Princeton lagoon
Michael Chyi, an environmental engineer for the DNR, was fired in 2010 after he illegally permitted the city of Princeton to use a sewage treatment program that he had patented. Chyi says the system saved the city hundreds of thousands of dollars. - Des Moines Register
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