Monday, May 4, 2009

Too much waste even for Massachusetts

Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts has proven to be a pretty big fan of higher taxes and more spending, but he appears to be drawing the line on some legislative pensions. Kentucky would do well to pay attention.

The Massachusetts law, passed in 1950, allows legislators who lose re-election to gain access to sweetened pension benefits.

Patrick is doing all the usual saber rattling about this special benefit, which may well mean its time has come.

You can read about it here.

Meanwhile, Kentucky has a much sweeter perk for certain former legislators, which was passed into law here in 2005. Hope it doesn't take us fifty five more years to figure out what is wrong with this.

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