In a recent cn|2 Pure Politics interview, Sen. Dennis Parrett of Elizabethtown revealed that he wants to end the special pension perks granted to Kentucky state legislators. He speaks specifically about the added benefits from 2005’s HB 299.
These perks should absolutely be repealed.
Frankly though, the senator doesn’t go nearly as far as he should. Why do part-time legislators receive a publicly funded pension at all?
You can read about how legislative pensions have grown over time (including the benefits added in HB 299) and become an extremely lucrative benefit for the part-time General Assembly in our recent exposé, Future Shock.