Lawyers: Edmonson retirement lift unconstitutional
BATON ROUGE, La. - A legal analysis says a big retirement boost for Mike Edmonson, superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, was passed in an unconstitutional manner.
The nine-page legal letter recommends that the Louisiana State Police Retirement System refuse to pay enhanced benefits to Edmonson and Trooper Louis Boquet, the only employees who benefit under the law.
Edmonson says he won't take the money.
The boost, valued at $300,000 over five years for the pair, was added to a bill that had nothing to do with retirement benefits. The analysis finds the bill violates the state Constitution because proper notice wasn't given and because it doesn't meet requirements for a bill to have "one object."
The retirement system board is supposed to consider the analysis Sept. 4.
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