Bill Would Ban "Double-Dipping" by Politicians

State Rep. Chris Turner, D-Grand Prairie, says he’s found the perfect way for elected officials to practice what they're preaching about the need for fiscal restraint: ban "double-dipping" by politicians.

The lucrative perk was thrust into the spotlight a year ago when Gov. Rick Perry disclosed during his presidential campaign that he was collecting both his $150,000-a-year salary and an annual pension of more than $90,000. State ethics forms don’t require the disclosure of pension income, but federal forms do, so the governor had to reveal it.

There’s no way to know how many ...

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