House Appropriations Chairman Maxine Bell, R-Jerome, responded, “They’re following, probably, the state guidelines?”
That was the answer. Carol Moehrle, 2nd District Health director, responded that when employees retire, they can convert half of their unused sick leave into health benefits. “They don’t get paid out,” she explained. “It’s the same for all state employees.”
Harwood said, “Then what you’re saying is we need to change that, huh?”
“No, she didn’t say that,” Bell said to laughter.