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 others are double dipping ...

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