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Chef Nathan Sasi is part of Sydney’s fascinating new generation of chefs. Here, he shows Food & Wine editor-in-chief Dana Cowin how his world travels influence everything he serves at Nomad—especially an epic, constantly evolving platter of cured meats.

In this video and blog series, Food & Wine and CBS News team up to spotlight the extraordinary people—chefs, winemakers, tour guides—who are deeply devoted to Sydney’s culinary culture: Australia Food and Travel Guide

We’re expecting next week’s Revenue Forecast to put the 3% raise in danger. Now is the time to call JBC members and let them know that state workers contribute to our state’s economic recovery!

Only by hearing from YOU can this raise become a reality. Call one or all of the JBC members listed and say:

"Hi, my name is _______ and I’m a state employee working at __(dept/facility: ie: DOC, Sterling)__.

Please keep the 3% base-building raise for state workers funded in this year’s budget. We spend our money in local economies and help contribute to our State’s economic health. A raise for state employees means that next year, our state economy will be even stronger.

A 3% raise that helps state workers keep up with inflation will propel Colorado forward. Thank you.”

Carl from CSP says: “I have worked for the private sector of prisons. The working conditions were terrible and unsafe. The pay was inadequate and was only made possible by working many hours of paid overtime. I take pride in working for the state and I smile when I look down and see my state of Colorado patch. Please don’t take that pride away from me and many of my fellow hard working and dedicated brothers and sisters.”

What do YOU want to say to the legislators who want to cut your pay by 1/3? Sign the open letter TODAY: http://bit.ly/1ba0pyq

A coalition of organizations will be joining together with Colorado WINS on June 20 at 12:30 p.m. outside the Legislative Services Building to let the legislators and media know that we are opposed to for-profit prisons operating in Colorado.

Coalition partners: ACLU of Colorado, Working America – Colorado, Comunidad Liberación/Liberation Community

https://www.facebook.com/events/141825796009740/?ref=22

Denver Post names state workers to the 2013 General Assembly Winners column. We certainly think so!

"After four years without a raise — including years in which they had to take furloughs and saw their pension contributions rise — they finally got a raise. And it was higher than they first thought it would be. Meanwhile, state correctional workers will start getting paid more with the passage of bill that enacts new rules on their overtime hours."

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