State Rep. Lon Burnam is Told That He Can Double Dip

Just like Gov. Rick Perry, state Rep. Lon Burnam has been told he can start drawing a government pension right now, without leaving his job.

But Burnam said he has no plans to take the money.

Instead, the Fort Worth Democrat wants to stop the hidden perk reserved exclusively for elected officials, and he plans to file legislation that would require the Employees Retirement System to reveal which Texas politicians are collecting a government salary and a state pension at the same time.

“I think the public has a right to know who is double dipping. We only found out ...

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