Perata Takes Prison Guard Cash; Will He Give Them a Raise?

Our most profuse apologies for not flagging this sooner, but the California Correctional Peace Officers Association (i.e., the prison guards’ union) has given Don Perata more than half a million dollars to fight Arnold Schwarzenegger’s November redistricting reform ballot initiative. And wouldn’t you know it, the same union is pushing for a new salary increase that would cost the state $800 million over the next two years.

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