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Senate passes bill aimed at curbing pension abuses

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Los Angeles Times

California lawmakers moved Tuesday to address controversy over cases of pension-spiking and double-dipping in which workers retire from one state job on a Friday and start another state job the next Monday. [...]

“Both of these issues have brought a pension system that was already viewed skeptically by many in the public under particularly harsh criticism,” said Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto), who authored SB 1425. “I think frankly we can do something to restore public trust in government.”

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