Friday, April 24, 2009

A talking point for state employees

On Tuesday, we mentioned legislators talking about cutting back on public employee benefits again rather than keeping the focus on properly funding future liabilities.

Now that former legislator Gov. Steve Beshear is earning pension credits on a governor's salary and House Speaker Greg Stumbo is earning pension credits on his former Attorney General's salary and Senate President David Williams is considering trading up to higher office, possibly in the Executive Branch, now might be a good time to discuss why we allow pension credits to transfer between the various branches of government and pay out based on the higher-paying job.

If our lawmakers really want to save money, they might consider looking there.

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