California Gov. Jerry Brown (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California has been hard hit since the economy took a dive in 2008, with at least one city declaring bankruptcy and others considering it.  The state is struggling to find ways to cut expenses. Pension reform tops the list of items that would save both local and state governments money.  

California Gov. Jerry Brown made pension reform a priority. In October of last year, he came up with a 12-point proposal to help solve the pension crisis. The Senate Republican Caucus has taken on the duty of making Brown’s proposals a reality.

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