Monday, May 20, 2013

5-21-13 double dipping

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to more than double the amount of time a public employee must stay retired before being hired for another job is up for consideration this week by the Legislature's budget committee.  The Joint Finance Committee was scheduled to consider Walker's proposal on Tuesday.  School districts and others oppose the move lengthening the required break in service from 30 to 75 days, saying it will make it more difficult to fill high-need positions.  The proposal would also disallow anyone who is re-hired from collecting their retirement benefits during the time they are employed, if they are working at least two-thirds time.  The committee will also consider even tougher restrictions that would bar collecting retirement benefits even if they are working halftime.

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