BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — 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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0 #1 Michael A. Moss 2014-08-22 07:00
Excellent question Mr. Lejeune. The answer is: BECAUSE THEY ARE NOTHING BUT A BUNCH OF "EUNUCHS!" And, could care less about raping the taxpayers! Always is, always was, and forever shall be, so help me political cronies!!

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