Friday, January 7, 2011
Legislators become Temporary LTE Contractors: Tales From Normal, Mn: FICTION
In a bold and stunning move, the governor of Normal, Mn has changed the job description of all legislators and made them independent agents or LTE contractors, and not elegible to receive pension benefits. They will of course receive their usual per diem expenses, but will receive $10 per hour salary. The governor by executive order made these changes so that the legislature might understand cost reduction in a special way, and more intensly identify with their consitutients. They will recieve no health care benefits, but will be elegible for medicaid benefits unless they decide to cancel those. Stay tuned.