On politics in the Golden State
September 9, 2011 | 7:34 pm

Democratic leaders will announce the creation of a new bipartisan committee charged with finding ways to change the state’s public pension system, lawmakers confirmed Friday.

The committee, to be headed by Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) and Assemblyman Warren Furutani (D-Long Beach) will be announced Friday, according to multiple legislative sources. The legislative announcement was expected to be followed by a revised outline from Gov. Jerry Brown on his ideas about how to alter the public-benefit plans – an announcement lawmakers have been expecting for weeks.

“My expectation is that within the next week or two, we will see a more formal and detailed proposal from the governor,” Simitian said Friday.

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