A majority of California voters are in favor of public-employeepension caps to help balance the state’s budget, according to apoll by The Los Angeles Times and USC.

Seventy percent of respondents say they favor a cap on pensionbenefits for current and future government workers, and 68 percentwant public employees to contribute more to their pensions.Fifty-two percent want the retirement age to be raised for publicemployees.

Changes and cuts to public workers’ pensions are being discussedacross the country, as states and cities try to squeezealready-tight budgets to reduce deficits.

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