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California Pension Proposal Cast Similarly To Failed Bid

Richard Vogel / AP / File

In this Nov. 16, 2012 file photo, California Attorney General Kamala Harris speaks during a news conference in Los Angeles.

Richard Vogel / AP / File

(AP) - California Attorney General Kamala Harris is using the same words to describe a public pension proposal as she did on a previous failed bid.

Harris on Tuesday issued the title and summary on an initiative that would require voters to approve pension benefits for new public workers.

She wrote that it would eliminate constitutional protections on pension and health care benefits for public employees.

That was similar to the way she characterized another pension measure in 2014.

Proponents led by former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and former San Diego Councilman Carl DeMaio say they will conduct a legal review of the language.

David Low, chairman of the labor-backed Californians for Retirement Security, said he wanted Harris to list public employees as teachers, nurses and police as she did before.