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Jindal supports reversal of Edmonson pension boost

7 months ago Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:42:53 PM CDT August 19, 2014 Tuesday, August 19 2014 Aug 19, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press

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.

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