Steven Greenhut on the Latest Scam from California's Public-Sector Unions


If California voters grant the state government the massive income-tax and sales-tax increases that Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative Democrats have been demanding via November's Proposition 30, those same officials will quickly squander the money by shoveling even more benefits to those already well-compensated government workers. For evidence, writes Steven Greenhut, let's take a closer look at a police- and firefighter-union enrichment scam that just came within a whisker of becoming law.