Friday, March 4, 2011
MYFOXNY.COM - When most people retire, they leave their job, but not some New York lawmakers. A number of them are double dipping: collecting a salary and a pension.
Fox 5's Arnold Diaz got some details on Albany's dirty little secret. His investigation determined that 16 lawmakers are currently collecting a state pension as a retired legislator when it fact they're still on the job getting their full salary.
State legislators can legally double dip as long as they joined the state retirement system before 1995, have at least five years of service, and are at least 65 years old.
Other lawmakers say that loophole should be closed.