Voters split over public pension benefits

By Mark DiCamillo and Mervin Field

“California voters have mixed feelings about the pension benefits received by most state and local
government workers. They are about evenly split as to whether these pension benefits are too
generous (37%) or about right (36%). Another sizeable segment (17%) thinks they are not generous

“There is majority support, however, for two specific pension reform proposals. By a large 67% to
25% margin voters support the establishment of an upper limit or salary cap when calculating
pension benefits. In addition, a nearly two to one majority (60% to 32%) supports increasing the
minimum age at which public employees can receive pension benefits.”

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