A customer waits to be helped at the DMV office in south Sacramento. State workers like these are often disdained, Jon Ortiz writes, while state employees such as firefighters and CHP officers are celebrated.
A customer waits to be helped at the DMV office in south Sacramento. State workers like these are often disdained, Jon Ortiz writes, while state employees such as firefighters and CHP officers are celebrated. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com
A customer waits to be helped at the DMV office in south Sacramento. State workers like these are often disdained, Jon Ortiz writes, while state employees such as firefighters and CHP officers are celebrated. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com

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