Calif. Dems Slammed For Blocking Gov.'s Pension Reforms

Law360, Los Angeles (June 21, 2012, 7:56 PM EDT) -- California Republican state Sen. Bill Emmerson on Thursday blasted Democratic opposition to a vote on two pension reform bills that would enact cuts proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown, warning that lawmakers need to vote by June 28 to get the proposals on the November ballot.

Thursday's motion marked a concerted effort by California Republican legislators to pressure state Democrats into enacting the governor's 12-point pension reform plan, which he says will reduce taxpayer costs by billions of dollars over the long term, two weeks after voters...
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