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Cronyism fueled merit system, but modern concerns may take precedence (access required)

More than four decades ago, Republicans led the charge to create the state employee merit system they now hope to overturn. It was implemented in 1969 in response to cronyism and patronage in state government, according to former state officials who dealt with personnel issues.

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