Never mind that the people of California overwhelmingly rejected GOP candidates and entrusted the Legislature to a Democrat super-majority.
An ambitious California law intended to help create retirement security for low-income workers is in the cross-hairs of the Republican Congress, which is moving to block the state and others from launching programs to automatically enroll millions of people in IRA-type savings plans.
The push is one of the most direct confrontations yet with California and other liberal states by Congress.
By targeting the novel “auto IRA”-style programs, congressional Republicans are also provoking one of California’s most visible leaders, state Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, the Democrat who championed the policy in California and nationwide and is leading a movement in the Legislature to resist the Trump White House.
Read the whole story in the LA Times
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