As we've reported, Gov. Jerry Brown is backing legislation to exempt California mass-transit employees from his pension-rollback law while the courts decide whether it violates federal collective-bargaining conditions for mass-transit grants.
Here's the legislation, Assembly Bill 1222, authored by Assemblymen Roger Dickinson, D-Sacramento, and Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica. The bill is an "urgency" measure that needs two-thirds support in the Assembly and Senate to take effect immediately with Brown's signature.
PHOTO: Assemblyman Roger Dickinson. The Sacramento Bee/Randall Benton