A Green Light for Pension Hikes, Double Dipping

Bidness as Usual

This is one in a series of occasional stories about ethics and transparency in the part-time Texas Legislature.

Updated May 21, 11:30 a.m.: 

During the third reading of Senate Bill 1459 on Tuesday, state Rep. Jason Isaac, R-Dripping Springs, attempted again to add a measure delinking legislators' pensions from judges' pay. His proposal would have linked only legislators' pay to the salary of the governor, instead. 

Lawmakers in the House, though, seemed less pleased than Monday, when his proposal received a chilly reception. State Reps. Sylvester Turner, D-Houston, and Rep. Roberto Alonzo, D-Dallas, suggested that if ...

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