Make right to work part of the ’15 legislative agenda

Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board

The issue of finally converting New Mexico to a “right-to-work” state should not be posed as a Republican vs. Democrat, employer vs. union measure when the Legislature convenes in January. Because at its core it is much more important than the rhetoric in a political echo chamber.

Rauner urges restraint on minimum wage — City Council ignores him

Chicago Sun-Times

Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner criticized Democrats Tuesday for creating what he termed a “phony” and “fundamentally wrong” state spending plan he said would create budget deficits “far worse” than what’s been discussed — and urged Mayor Rahm Emanuel to hold off on his effort to raise the minimum wage in Chicago.

Preparing for a pension bailout

Orange County Register

For Californians, one of the least-surprising election outcomes promises big news to come. As expected, termed-out state Controller John Chiang prevailed in his bid to become treasurer.