Only CalPERS members get to choose two board members. But the contest matters more than many elections for local and state offices because decisions by the $333 billion pension fund’s board can swing local budgets and affect taxpayers across California.
In August 2017, families with children who have a rare genetic mutation gathered with scientists at a hotel in suburban Washington, DC, at the invitation of Sacramento lobbyist Joe Lang, whose daughter Jordan has the disorder. Will and Lisa McCarty of Fresno came with their son, Liam. The mutation is on a gene known as PPP2R5D.
Dan MorainThe Sacramento Bee
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