Gov. Jerry Brown, above at a recent Riverside elementary school event (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

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

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

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