Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Can we even call them 'special' sessions anymore?

Currently the Kentucky General Assembly is burning through a little over $60,000 of taxpayer money each day because it couldn't accomplish its job in a timely manner. This extra time is most often referred to as a "special session."

We should change that terminology.

Are these sessions really "special"?  There have been "special" sessions in eight of the past 10 years. That is not special, that is a demonstrated lack of ability to get the job done and a show of disrespect to the citizens of Kentucky.


Anonymous said...

If they can't get their job done they should not get paid for the extra time. Incredibly wasteful.

Plus, the less time they are there, the less damage they can do.

Anonymous said...

Agreed. How about "pay for performance" for state legislatures? That would generate some pretty immediate savings.