Support is growing daily among taxpayers in California's Ventura County for an initiative to channel all new employees into a 401(k) savings plan rather than a pension.

The move came after a former sheriff, Robert Brooks, asked a court for $75,000 a year more in retirement pay.  

Brooks, who retired in 2011 with a salary of $227,000, collects $50,000 a year more than that, with guaranteed cost-of-living increases, but wants even more. Brooks sued late last year for $75,000 more annually, claiming the law allows it.

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