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    March 05, 2019
    Sacramento Bee BY WES VENTEICHER  MARCH 04, 2019 10:16 AM, UPDATED MARCH 04, 2019 05:47 PM
     

    The California Supreme Court on Monday upheld a pension law that stripped a retirement perk from public employees, issuing a narrow ruling that sidestepped a bigger question about whether employers can reduce pension benefits for current workers.

    The court held that the perk at issue in the case was distinct from an employee’s core pension rights, such as the formula used to calculate retirement income, and not protected by the state constitution.

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