Parting Payoff

In what can only be described as a parting payoff for the Arizona union bosses, Gov. Janet Napolitano — who is leaving the state to fill a position in the Obama Administration — is prepared to sign an executive order giving state employee unions monopoly bargaining power for more taxpayer monies.

State Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, blasted the order as “midnight-oil rulemaking” and “a good example of a hit-and-run.”

“Now, (Napolitano’s) going to create labor policy that we’ll have to deal with long after she’s gone,” Kavanagh said. “If she thought it was needed, she should have done it six years ago, not as she’s jogging out the door.”