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Most California Voters Support Pension Reform

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Sacramento, CA– A majority of California voters support Governor Jerry Brown’s pension reform plan.  That’s according to a new Field Poll released today.

A statewide survey conducted in late November finds that four in 10 registered voters believe public pensions are too generous. Nearly two-thirds say they support reduced retirement benefits for new and current public workers recently outlined by Governor Brown.

Brown has called for increasing the retirement age of new public employees, partially shifting their pensions to a 401k-type plan, and having local and state workers pay more toward their retirement and health care.

The poll also found about half think he struck the right balance. And 64 percent say the rollbacks should apply to both new and current workers.

The findings are based on a Field Poll survey last month among a random sample of 1,000 registered voters in California.

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