Calif. Supreme Court Upholds San Diego Plan To Cut Retiree Health Care Benefits
On Monday, the California Supreme Court upheld San Diego's plan to cut retiree health care benefits by about $700 million over 25 years, stating that the benefits are not constitutionally protected. A U-T San Diego editorial states that the court's decision "means local governments in California have a court-blessed way to ameliorate the crushing cost of hugely underfunded retiree health benefits, depending on how the benefits were contractually established."
- "Court Upholds Retiree Health Cuts" (Garrick, U-T San Diego, 5/5).
- "Court Upholds San Diego's Retiree-Health Blueprint" (U-T San Diego, 5/5).