Public pension reform will make 2012 the most intense year in California politics since Prop 13

By John Dickerson | Ukiah Daily Journal — Statewide public pension reform will make next year the most intense in California politics since Prop 13.

We will watch a three-player statewide chess game. Jerry Brown recently introduced a 12 point pension reform plan. Californians for Pension Reform (“CPR” ­ get it?) will place a more extensive initiative on next November’s ballot. Unions will use their influence in Sacramento to pass less extensive reform hoping that’s enough.

Rapidly emerging city and county reform efforts will threaten to create a crazy patchwork of different systems. But the main game will be the statewide drama.  Continue reading . . .

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