A decision by the California Public Employees' Retirement System to engage this week in a pension-spiking extravaganza is infuriatingly brazen writes Steven Greenhut. It undermines the governor's pension-reform law. This situation — finding creative ways to increase pay as a means to gin up the salary upon which one's pension is calculated — is the classic definition of "pension spiking." Gov. Jerry Brown had railed against the practice when he signed the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act. We'll soon get to see if he is serious about defending his own pension law. Sadly, the odds that Brown will quash the CalPERS pension-spiking bonanza probably are similar to the odds that newspapers start giving out deadline pay.
Kamala Harris Does Not Understand Why the Constitution Should Get in the Way of Her Gun Control Agenda
The presidential contender conspicuously fails to explain the legal basis for her plan to impose new restrictions by executive fiat.
Brett Kavanaugh Faces a New Accusation in The New York Times, but the Alleged Victim Didn't Confirm It
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Comedy, meet cancel culture
This is bending the Lanham Act until it nearly breaks