Pension Crisis

Deadline Approaches for CA Public Pension Reform

Just don't hold your breath


The clock is ticking on Democrats' efforts to make changes to the state's public pension system, and according to state law and legislative rules, a lot has to happen before any legislation can come up for a vote.

For starters, Democratic leaders and Gov. Jerry Brown need to reach a final agreement on a couple of key sticking points. Brown fleshed out his 12-point pension proposal earlier this year, a plan which was openly embraced by Republicans in the Legislature.