In recent years, it has become common practice for defeated Kentucky legislators to take executive branch jobs at much higher salaries and a fat pension sweetener as well. In Massachusetts, it took a legislator being charged with harassing and attempting to grope multiple women to get them to get them to reconsider their special legislative deal.
From the (North Andover, Mass.) Eagle-Tribune:
One hopes no Kentucky women will have to endure similar abuse before our elected officials take another look at public pension policies.