Tuesday, June 6, 2017

More Than 800 People Double Dipping on Pensions

By Kelly Dudzik

Since last year, at least 849 people have gotten permission from the state to double dip on public pensions and their salaries from state or local governments.

Your tax dollars are paying for it.

The Empire Center, an independent think tank based in Albany collected the data for its “See Through New York” database.

If you're a government retiree under 65 getting a full pension and want to go back and work for the state or a local government, you are required to get a waiver if the job pays more than $30,000 a year. The "See Through New York" online database added new information about the hundreds of people who have requested waivers since 2016.

The database includes nearly 71-hundred requests going back several years.

Click here for summary/video. 

Source: WGRZ (via The Empire Report) 

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