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The State Worker’s Top 10: The holiday bill

01/13/2014 10:56 AM

01/13/2014 10:56 AM

The new year started with a bang for state workers when Assemblyman Roger Hernández introduced a measure to add Native American Day to California’s state holiday calendar.

The West Covina Democrat wanted to replace the old Columbus Day with “a day provides the proper respect and recognition to our Native American nations.” The measure eventually stalled in committee, but news about the it was still The State Worker’s No. 2 blog post of 2013, Legislation adds a paid holiday to California government calendar.

This is next-to-last item in our retrospective series on the 10 most-viewed State Worker blog posts in 2013.

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Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog 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 or 916-321-1043. Twitter: @TheStateWorker.


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