Is Gov. Jerry Brown serious about his own pension-reform proposal? It doesn't seem likely. Earlier this week, I attended a press conference with Senate Republican leaders who called for a special legislative session to deal with the governor's 12-point pension-reform plan. The governor's spokesman nixed that idea and said the matter will be addressed next year when the Legislature comes back into session. As Republicans point out, pension reform will get lost in the debate over the state's budget. I argued in my column that the governor's perfectly good but not adequate pension plan is just for show. It's going nowhere. This week's action seems to bolster that view.
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