What’s News

Your condensed guide to today’s daily papers.

1211977538In these troubled economic times, it’s good to know state employees are doing well: The Legislature has proposed giving state and municipal employees a cost of living increase on their pensions, which will cost about $6 billion. [Globe]

We’re clearly in the wrong line of work: Employees of the city of Boston are buying back their unused sick time and vacation days when they retire. That costs the city about $33 million. [Herald]

As if those perks weren’t enough: Boston’s public works director was suspended after he allowed an underling to work from home. “Home” being Venezuela. [Globe]

We told you traffic was slow: The Turnpike Authority reports it collected 41,000 fewer tolls this Memorial Day weekend than last. [Herald]