The State Worker

June 4, 2015 2:58 AM

California pension initiative requires public vote on retirement benefits

Pension overhaul advocates try new strategy

New measure requires voters’ OK of defined-benefit pensions for new hires

Benefit hikes for current employees would need public approval

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