Tribpedia: Pension Review Board

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The Pension Review Board is a state agency that oversees all public retirement systems. It is directed to ensure that the accounts are managed properly and kept financially stable, and to see that the benefits are equitable.

The Texas Sunset Commission offers a more in-depth explanation of the Board:

"Created by the Legislature in 1979, the State Pension Review Board ...

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Former gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina on Sept. 22, 2011, at a press conference on cronyism in Texas politics
Former gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina on Sept. 22, 2011, at a press conference on cronyism in Texas politics

Perry Rival Wants Probe of Retirement Pay

An old Republican rival of Gov. Rick Perry is calling on state and federal officials to investigate whether he broke the law when he began collecting his lucrative pension without actually leaving his job.

Gov. Rick Perry in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Dec. 14, 2011
Gov. Rick Perry in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Dec. 14, 2011

Critics Question Perry's Move to Collect Pension

Gov. Rick Perry has sparked a wave of criticism, and some unanswered questions, after filing paperwork this week revealing that he is collecting both a salary and a pension from the state of Texas. Critics say there are rules designed to prevent such arrangements. Perry and his aides say its perfectly legal.

Texplainer: Can Wisconsin Happen Here?

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Gov. Scott Walker should come to Texas, where much of what he’s seeking already exists. The right to bargain collectively isn’t allowed among state employees, and no public employee in Texas may legally go on strike. 

Bamboozled by the Establishment

The big-government crowd in Washington and elsewhere are bankrupting our country. And Republicans are just as culpable as Democrats in treating our taxpayer dollars as “other people’s money” to be spent as they and the special interests decide.