California cities have been told that their recent and somewhat earth-shattering municipal votes to curtail future public employee pensions will not end up being trumped by state legislation, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

State Senate leader Darrell Steinberg told reporters Thursday that pension-reform measures passed soundly by voters will not be spontaneously overruled by Sacramento leaders, though a further round of pension reform is still a hot subject at the state capital.

"I would not favor doing anything that would affect the voter-approved initiatives," he told the newspaper, on the eve of the Legislature's summer recess.

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