The statewide pension reform package that the governor and the Legislature passed last summer was no groundbreaking law. It was a watered-down version of the original proposal that mostly affected new hires and still offers overly generous pensions to public workers.
Even so, political watchers warned that it wouldn't be long before Democratic lawmakers, under pressure from their labor allies, started taking aim.
They were right.
The newest such salvo comes from a Santa Cruz county Assembly member, Luis A. Alejo, D-Watsonville. Alejo introduced a bill last month