Media coverage: Hearing on rehiring retirees
As we told you in our previous issue, the state Assembly Committee on Insurance met for several hours Thursday (Nov. 17) to hear testimony on the practice of rehiring state retirees. At issue, critics say, is the ability of those individuals to earn a salary and draw on their pension at the same time. State legislators have introduced two bills to curb the practice for rehired retirees working halftime or more. The Assembly panel heard from individuals representing a broad range of state entities, including the UW System, K-12 education, municipalities, tech colleges, law enforcement and more.