Everyone is talking about the high-three window closing for Kentucky state government employees, 2800 employees retiring and the fact that so many people were expected to retire the legislature wrote $85 million in annual savings into the budget earlier this year.
What must be made clear is that it isn’t working. This means we are spending some of that money twice.
Since we will spend the money anyway, we really need to find a way to save elsewhere. How about eliminating health insurance benefits for county magistrates who only work part-time?