America’s War on Poverty has been an abject failure. Nearly $12 trillion and 60 years later, official poverty rates remain basically unchanged. While the nation waged a well-intentioned assault on poverty, it inadvertently launched a far more sinister war: on dignity. While attempting to eradicate poverty, America created countless government welfare programs. In doing so,...View Report
Joliet City Council members awarded their outgoing city manager a generous severance package after less than a year on the job. The ex-official will also be allowed to seek unemployment, even though some council members said he wanted to leave.
The Government Severance Pay Act places a cap on – and attaches strings to – golden parachute severance payouts for outgoing government employees.
David St. Pierre is the latest Illinois government employee to receive a generous severance package, despite leaving under questionable circumstances.
Southern Illinois University President Randy Dunn will receive a $215,000 severance package before taking a lucrative job at the university’s Edwardsville campus.
The excessive severance package comes as a bill curbing golden parachutes sits in the Illinois House of Representatives.
The Government Severance Pay Act would spare taxpayers the burden of providing excessive severance payouts to outgoing public officials.