.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Golden parachutes

-A A +A
By Optic Editorial Board

The recent Associated Press story outlining the generous pensions that state lawmakers receive once they are out of office raises some serious questions.

Among the troubling issues raised by the article is that while lawmakers have trimmed pension benefits for some government workers they have resisted scaling back their own pension program.

Just how egregious is the situation?

Republican Dan Foley served in the state House for 10 years. He began collecting a pension in 2009 after losing his bid for re-election, and he was only 39 years old at the time.


If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Las Vegas Optic, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
info
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

Special Offer

You have used all your free page views for the month however if you wish to create a FREE limited access account you will be able to view a additional 3 pages per month.




You can also purchase a subscription and have full access to the site. To purchase a subscription simply enter your zipcode below

ZIP Code:

Las Vegas Optic | circulation@lasvegasoptic.com | 505-425-6796
P.O. Box 2670, 614 Lincoln Street, Las Vegas, NM 87701
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday