The State Worker

February 27, 2014 12:00 AM

California local government retirements spike

A quarter more local government employees retired in January than in the same month a year ago, according to CalPERS data, signaling that pension policy, politics and litigation are leading jittery city, county and special district workers to leave their jobs.

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