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Judge denies legal challenge to pension and health care measure
San Francisco Chronicle

A San Francisco judge today ruled that a ballot measure to overhaul pension and health care benefits for city workers will go before voters in November, largely rejecting a legal challenge brought by major labor unions trying to remove it from the ballot. But San Francisco Superior Court Judge Harold Kahn did strip out a particularly contentious section of Proposition B that was designed to discourage court challenges if voters approve the measure, saying the so-called “poison pill” provision was “one of the most draconian pieces of legal writing I have ever seen.”