Advocates for altering public pensions want to require voter approval any time government officials seek to upgrade retirement benefits, and to make “defined-contribution” plans the default retirement program for state and local employees hired Jan. 1, 2019, and later.
Advocates for altering public pensions want to require voter approval any time government officials seek to upgrade retirement benefits, and to make “defined-contribution” plans the default retirement program for state and local employees hired Jan. 1, 2019, and later. Randall Benton Sacramento Bee file
Advocates for altering public pensions want to require voter approval any time government officials seek to upgrade retirement benefits, and to make “defined-contribution” plans the default retirement program for state and local employees hired Jan. 1, 2019, and later. Randall Benton Sacramento Bee file

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California pension initiative requires public vote on retirement benefits

June 04, 2015 02:58 AM

UPDATED January 28, 2016 02:12 PM

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