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Stories with person: Chuck Reed
  • Backers of California pension overhaul alter ballot language 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 8:18 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - Backers of a proposed ballot initiative to cut pension spending for California state and local government employees said Monday that they were dropping a measure proposed in June because state Attorney General Kamala Harris found that current employees would lose constitutionally protected vested pension benefits, and they will instead pursue an alternative aimed at avoiding that pitfall.