Voters have mixed views on public pensions, Field Poll findsCategories: State Developments
This Sacramento Bee article highlights an interesting new poll that gauges California voters’ sentiment towards public pensions. The Field Poll finds an almost even split between those thinking benefits are too generous and those feeling they are about right. What is clear from the survey is the electorate supports specific pension reform changes regarding benefit levels and retirement age to curb costs.
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Voters have mixed views on public pensions, Field Poll finds
By Jon Ortiz
Tuesday, Jul. 10, 2012
James Juarez, a 22-year-old Sacramento State student, has watched his tuition costs climb and class availability shrink over the last three years while the state put more money toward its pension obligations.
His conclusion: The level of public pension benefits is “outrageous – it’s not right.”