The State Worker

February 5, 2014

How government cronyism is like pornography – and how it isn’t

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart once famously said of pornography, “I know it when I see it.” Judging from two dozen-or-so calls and emails we’ve received in the last week, state workers feel the same way about cronyism where they work.

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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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