Guy Boulton - the Journal Sentinel health care reporter - wrote yesterday about the "generous" benefits enjoyed by state employees. Here's a link to the story.
The article provides hard data to support this summary: "The state pays more to provide health benefits than private employers not because it isn't a shrewd buyer, but because it provides more generous benefits."
Would you expect any other result when the negotiators on one side of the bargaining table work for - and are accountable to - those on the other side. And, they are "bargaining" with OPM, i.e., Other People's Money.
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