Democrats Pledge To Contine Pursuing Pension Reform
California political observers say the suspension of a conservative group's campaign to place a public employee pension reform proposal on the November ballot should not absolve Democrats of the responsibility to lead on the issue. Meanwhile, Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) on Thursday said that Democrats are "committed to getting pension reform done" and that they will address Gov. Jerry Brown's (D) 12-point pension reform plan.
- "Are Democrats in Sacramento Off The Hook on Pension Reform?" (Harmon, Contra Costa Times, 2/9).