The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

November 29, 2011
Jerry Brown's pension plan to get California lawmakers' scrutiny

California lawmakers will delve into Gov. Jerry Brown's 12-point pension plan on Thursday, the second legislative hearing by a two-house committee looking at the state's pension systems.

Brown's plan would generally propose less generous benefits for new hires and raise the retirement age.

The committee, which held its initial hearing Oct. 26 in Carson, is chaired by Assemblyman Warren Furutani, D-Gardena, and Sen. Gloria Negrete McLeod, D-Chino.

Editor's Note: This post has been updated to indicate that Brown's proposal would raise, not lower, the retirement age. Updated at 1:51 p.m. Nov. 29, 2011.

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