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Reporter Tells Stories Of California Retirees Struggling With Pension


California’s unfunded public pensions have put the state billions of dollars in debt and present a shaky fiscal future.

As state lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown work to address the pension crisis, a critical question becomes: Are public pension benefits excessive?

Reporter Sam Harnett spoke with three very different Californians working public sector jobs who all argue no and in some cases say they aren’t enough.

Hartnett joins us by phone from San Francisco.  

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