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ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. -- The California Public Employees' Retirement System is in session -- at the Republican National Convention.

Richard Costigan, a delegate to the convention and a member of the CalPERS board, sat in the lobby with a piece of paper propped up on a lemonade can to notice the meeting for the public.

"We do play by the rules," he said.

Costigan expected the meeting -- which began at 1 p.m. Pacific Time to consider the late-session proposal to reform the state's public pensions system -- to last a couple of hours, delaying his trip to the convention hall.

"I'm going to miss the bus," he said.

PHOTO CREDIT: Richard Costigan monitors the California Public Employees' Retirement System board meeting from the Republican National Convention in Florida on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. Photo by David Siders, Sacramento Bee


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