State Journal backs Assembly plan to alter rules on rehired annuitants
Madison’s daily newspaper, The State Journal, has weighed in with an editorial on the rehired annuitants issue. The newspaper is backing Assembly Bill 318, which would require public employees returning half time or more to jobs covered by the state retirement system to suspend their pension income while they’re working. (Those employees would, however, qualify for public health benefits.) It uses the arguably misleading term “double dip,” there’s an obligatory reference to UWGB and no mention of the benefit savings inherent in the practice, but the piece offers a solid case for why some are supporting AB 318.