State employees: I have your backs

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November 16, 2018, 4:45 p.m., the Friday before Thanksgiving. That’s when I knew. That’s the moment I knew that the state of Alaska, its constitution and its citizens were in trouble.Big trouble.In an unprecedented and vindictive act — which was meant to intimidate and proved to be a canary in the coal mine of governmental malfeasance — Tuckerman Babcock, Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s incoming chief-of-staff, demanded resignations from some 1,200 non-politically appointed state employees.The entire Department of Law, where I worked, was asked to resign and pledge allegiance and loyalty to the incoming governor or, as Mr. Babcock said in the newspaper, “be terminated.” This despite the fact that the oath lawyers take when we are admitted to the bar requires us...

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State employees: I have your backs

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