Calif. Pension Reform Measure Cleared for Ballot, Supporters Must Collect at Least 807K Signatures by June
On Monday, California Attorney General Kamala Harris (D) issued an official description of a ballot measure that would amend the state constitution to grant cities greater authority to change pension and retirement benefits for public workers. Supporters of the measure -- which was introduced in October 2013 by San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed (D) -- have until June 5 to collect 807,615 signatures to qualify it for the November ballot.
- "San Jose Mayor's California Pension Initiative Cleared, but Will it Make the Ballot" (Rosenberg, Contra Costa Times, 1/8).
- "California Pension Reformer Disputes Write-Up of Initiative" (Christie, Reuters, 1/7).
- "California Attorney General Clears Pension-Change Ballot Measure for Signature-Gathering" (Ortiz, "The State Worker," Sacramento Bee, 1/6).