The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

May 18, 2012
Private-sector retirement savings bill set to move forward in California Senate panel

Legislation to create a state retirement account program for private sector workers in California is now set for a key vote next week that will determine whether it goes to the floor for a full vote.

The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday will decide which bills from its "suspense file," including Senate Bill 1234, coauthored by Democratic Sens. Kevin de León and Darrell Steinberg, will advance. With Democratic leader Steinberg as a co-author, the measure is likely to go to the Senate floor for a vote.

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PHOTO: The State Capitol / 2010 Sacramento Bee file, Hector Amezcua

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