Editorial Says Brown Should Fight To Ensure Transit Workers Are Subject to Pension Reforms
A Sacramento Bee editorial argues that Gov. Jerry Brown (D) "had no choice but to cave and exempt transit workers" from pension reforms implemented in the state this year because the U.S. Department of Labor "was poised to cut off billions in federal grants to local transit districts if California did not back off." However, the editorial continues, "pension reform is too important to allow federal blackmail to upset it." It concludes, "The governor needs to fight this battle all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court if need be."
- "Editorial: Governor Needs To Stand His Ground on Pensions" (Sacramento Bee, 9/6).