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Republicans, Democrats see political advantage in public-employee-pension issue

Mar 17, 2011 8:26:38 PM- latimes.com
Republicans are waging a cost-cutting campaign in various states and have affixed a target to taxpayer-funded benefits. Democrats, however, are reluctant to give up too much in negotiations over public employee pensions for fear of diminishing labor's influence in politics.

Reporting from Sacramento -- Government pensions are being scaled back across the nation, but labor unions in California are struggling to fortify the state's position as a bulwark for generous retirement benefits.

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