San Jose Mayor Sues Calif. AG Over Description of Proposed Pension Ballot Initiative

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Last week, San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed (D) and four other local government officials filed a lawsuit over state Attorney General Kamala Harris' (D) description of a proposed ballot measure to grant cities greater authority to change pension and retirement benefits for public workers. They allege that the summary "uses false and misleading words and phrases which argue for the measure's defeat, is argumentative and creates prejudice against the measure, rather than merely informing voters of its chief purposes and points."


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