Jindal supports reversal of Edmonson pension boost
BATON ROUGE- Gov. Bobby Jindal believes the last-minute passage of a pension hike for his state police superintendent, Col. Mike Edmonson, was improperly handled, according to the governor's office.
Jindal spokesman Mike Reed said Tuesday the governor will support efforts to reverse the law change in the next legislative session. Reed says while Jindal knew the change helped Edmonson, he didn't realize the legislation only affected two people when he signed it into law.
The change, which carries a $300,000 price tag over five years, has drawn significant criticism as a backroom deal for a political insider.
Edmonson has said he won't take the increase.
The state police retirement system board is holding a Sept. 4 meeting to review recommendations from its attorneys, who say the retirement boost wasn't properly passed.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Restore Louisiana to reopen survey and extend application deadline
Doorman, veteran at local bar salutes for national anthem, becomes internet sensation
Mississippi casino revenue rises as sports betting begins
Doorman, veteran at local bar salutes for national anthem, becomes social media...
Gonzales could fine property owners for uncut grass