Assembly panel to hold hearing on rehiring retirees
Wednesday’s (Nov. 2) Green Bay Press-Gazette had the latest on a statewide examination of rehiring policies, noting a state Assembly committee on Nov. 17 will hold a hearing on the practice of drawing both a salary and a pension. Gov. Scott Walker said recently he favors a proposed change in legislation that would stop retirement payments for state employees who retire and return to work at least half time. Since 2005, more than 6,000 public workers throughout Wisconsin have retired and been rehired, according to the state Department of Employee Trust Funds. Full story.