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California's Brown Says Cities on Their Own as Pension Tab Rises

  • Governor says it’s not up to the state to help localities
  • California lawmakers passed pension overhaul in 2012

As California’s cities flounder under the rising cost of public pensions, they shouldn’t expect the state to extend a hand.

While Governor Jerry Brown noted in his revised budget Friday that local governments face "even greater pressures" than the state in dealing with the expense, he said it’s not up to the state to help.