Displaying the familiar shortsightedness usually reserved for promoting new government spending, the Courier-Journal actually defends LRC Director Bobby Sherman's 47% pay raise as saving money.
In true liberal logic, they posit that raising his salary to prevent him from retiring saves the state from paying his pension plus a new salary to a new director. This time-limited truth has been parroted by legislative leadership like Senate President Pro-tem Katie Stine.
The fact remains, however, that Bobby Sherman will retire and, thanks to the pay raise, be owed the same pension.A new director will still need to be hired, only now at a much higher salary, because it will be hard to recruit a new director with the promise of a 33% salary cut.Also, raising the top salary at the LRC effectively raises the ceiling on all other LRC salaries, meaning everyone’s going to be more expensive.At least when Senate President David Williams argues that Sherman is uniquely qualified he makes an arguable point. Anyone arguing that this is a cost-saving measure has simply been duped.