San Jose Pension Battle Raises Potential For Broader Cuts

Law360, San Diego (July 23, 2013, 10:47 PM EDT) -- San Jose, Calif., employee unions are urging a state court at trial this week to block a citywide public pension reform measure approved by voters last year, but experts say a decision upholding the initiative could trigger a wave of similar measures in California and other states to reduce local governments’ pension obligations.

The trial that kicked off Monday at the Santa Clara County Superior Court centers on Measure B, which gained approval from 70 percent of San Jose voters in June 2012 and would give...
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