The California Public Employees Retirement System may cut benefits to a group of 200 workers whose former employer stopped contributed to the fund.
The California Public Employees Retirement System may cut benefits to a group of 200 workers whose former employer stopped contributed to the fund. Sacramento Bee file photo
The California Public Employees Retirement System may cut benefits to a group of 200 workers whose former employer stopped contributed to the fund. Sacramento Bee file photo

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Faced with deep cuts to their pensions, these California retirees are asking CalPERS for help

March 15, 2017 7:00 AM

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