Sick Days That Aren’t Really Sick Days

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How does that work?

Give lawmakers a bunch of sick days, and when they’re sick, they just don’t show up. They don’t ever “use up” any of the sick days. They keep accumulating into infinity.

How cool is that?

Apparently really cool for Wisconsin lawmakers. When they retire, they can use their accumulated sick leave toward their health insurance premiums. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that if all the state’s lawmakers retired now, they’d have about $3.2 million in health insurance funded because of this plan.

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