Citizens Initiative and Recall
Battle over California pensions may be postponed
Battle over California pensions may be postponed

SACRAMENTO — A legal dispute may postpone a campaign battle over public pensions, which was poised to become one of the most high-profile and expensive fights this year. San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and his allies are filing a lawsuit saying that the official description of their proposed ballot initiative was innaccurately worded by the state attorney general's office. Such descriptions can be highly contentious because they are sometimes the only information voters receive about far-reaching issues on the ballot. While the court battle plays out, proponents won't be gathering signatures to qualify the initiative for the ballot, meaning Reed may run out of time to put the...