Walker Supports Bill To Limit Double-Dipping

Monday, October 24th, 2011 at 8:07 am

Gov. Scott Walker says he supports a bill designed to limit state workers who retire and then return to their jobs from collecting both their salary and retirement benefits.

Wisconsin law permits state workers to retire and return to their jobs — a move that lets them collect a pension and a paycheck — as long they’re out of their positions for at least a month and don’t strike a deal to return to work before they leave.

Republican lawmakers have introduced a measure that would bar future retirees who return to their state positions and work at least half-time from collecting retirement benefits. The bill is currently sitting in the Assembly’s insurance committee.

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