LET ME SEE IF I READ THIS CORRECTLY . . . employees of state government will be able to apply for and collect a taxpayer funded pension and continue to work at their same full-time government job and paid by the taxpayers as long as their department director or the majority leader CLAIMS (does not have to prove, but merely "claims") that the person has some kind of training or knowledge that SUPPOSEDLY (pretend, allegedly, believed, or imagined -Merriam-Webster) justifies this unethical payment scheme, but again, no proof of justification is required. Simply file a "claim" and there's no approval required, no oversight, nothing but cronyism, nepotism, and good-ole-boy backslapping.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME???!!! Are they at least required to clean out their desks and take a week off before they are "re-employed"? Are they entitled to a retirement dinner/office party when they claim that they are supposedly retired? They get to receive their full pension while they continue to work. What a sweetheart deal that is. But if a teacher reaches the 20 years of dedicated service level, and just by chance the local school district's contract has not been settled, they can not receive the level of pay previously agreed to for teachers with 20 years of service. This is simply disgusting.
But the REAL problem is . . . this will get passed in a heartbeat by the current unethical, corrupt, self-serving gang of thieves ever assembled in this great state and they won't see any shame in doing this.