The latest bit of advocacy journalism from the Louisville Courier Journal really just goes too far:
The thing about the $1 million in “savings” is that, regardless of how many times they repeat it, it is illusory. The Senior Status program forces taxpayers to overpay for judges who work part-time. All we are doing by keeping this program alive is running up future pension bills. With public employee benefits unfunded liability already well over $30 billion, this is exactly the wrong thing to be doing.
We’ve already played this smoke-and-mirrors routine with cities and counties. It seems pension illiteracy is the new black.