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Law prevents cuts in retirees’ health care costs
Capitol Weekly

A Senate committee has approved two bills that free the city of Carson and the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District from limits in a CalPERS-run health care program, allowing them to make cuts in retiree health costs bargained with labor unions. The CalPERS program operates under the limits of a state law that can permit new hires to qualify for lifetime health care from their new employer after just one day on the job, if they have worked five years at a previous employer in CalPERS.