SACRAMENTO – The editorial boards of the San Jose Mercury News, Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register and The Fresno Bee are just some of the newspapers that have criticized the union-sponsored legislation, Assembly Bill 1250. The bill is spearheaded by two of the largest public employee unions in California, SEIU and AFSCME, under the pretense of “transparency” and “accountability.”
Now the Press Democrat adds its name to the list of editorial boards calling for AB 1250 to be stopped.
Even after eight years of economic expansion, California counties continue to struggle to keep budgets in check under the growing strain of retirement and medical costs for public employees. … AB 1250 is nothing more than a power grab — and money grab — by public employees, and it needs to be defeated. … This is government at its worst, with legislators being pushed into indefensible votes by powerful public employee unions that stand to benefit the most. And taxpayers and needy residents pay the price. … AB 1250 is seeking to solve a problem that doesn’t exist. And if it passes, it could make a major problem that does exist — namely, soaring pension costs — far worse. It must be spiked.
Please click here to read the full editorial in the Press Democrat.
Please click here to learn more about the list of opposition against AB 1250 and what others are saying about the legislation.