MacIver News Minute: Lavish Sick Leave Benefit Cost Taxpayers $171 Million In 2017

October 18, 2018

Wisconsin public employees continue to benefit handsomely from the state’s generous “sick leave conversion program.” Public sector retirees converted $171.96 million in earned sick leave credits in 2017, according to the latest data available. That’s up 3 percent from 2016, when retired employees in the Wisconsin Retirement System turned nearly $167 million into health insurance cash.

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