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Whitman has reason to want police, firefighters as allies

Oct 17, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
Public safety unions have a lot of influence in Sacramento and on voters. The GOP gubernatorial candidate says that's not why she'd let them keep their pensions.

Meg Whitman has repeatedly said she exempts police and firefighters from her plan to switch state workers from pensions to 401(k)-style retirements because they have dangerous jobs. But analysts say the GOP gubernatorial nominee's stance is also a shrewd political move.

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