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Governor sidelines nursing board, takes stand on pensions
California Watch

Gov. Jerry Brown took a strong stand against mounting pension obligations with his veto pen over the weekend with a decision that also removed the legal authority for the board that licenses and investigates nurses.

Brown objected to a part of the proposed law that would allow the nursing board to hire investigators who are also peace officers entitled to generous pensions. “This makes no sense fiscally and flies in the face of much-needed pension reform,” Brown wrote in his veto message [PDF].