Backers of a proposed ballot measure, which would require voter approval of future pension increases, contend that too-generous benefits are diverting money from other vital public services such as police and fire protection. The measure is still awaiting an official title and summary from Attorney General Kamala Harris, whose handling of a previous reform proposal led to its abandonment, before signature-gathering could begin.
Backers of a proposed ballot measure, which would require voter approval of future pension increases, contend that too-generous benefits are diverting money from other vital public services such as police and fire protection. The measure is still awaiting an official title and summary from Attorney General Kamala Harris, whose handling of a previous reform proposal led to its abandonment, before signature-gathering could begin. Hector Amezcua hamezcua@sacbee.com
Backers of a proposed ballot measure, which would require voter approval of future pension increases, contend that too-generous benefits are diverting money from other vital public services such as police and fire protection. The measure is still awaiting an official title and summary from Attorney General Kamala Harris, whose handling of a previous reform proposal led to its abandonment, before signature-gathering could begin. Hector Amezcua hamezcua@sacbee.com
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July 13, 2015 2:45 PM

Opinion: Pensions fight gets new ammo

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Dan Walters' column appears in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. He and the column moved to The Sacramento Bee in 1984. Contact him at dwalters@sacbee.com or 916-321-1195. Twitter: @WaltersBee