Florida's 'double dippers'
A growing number of elected officials are quietly taking advantage of a loophole carved into the state retirement law a few years ago that allows double dipping -- collecting a state pension while still getting a regular paycheck from taxpayers.
The cost of pensions for "retirees" who have returned to the payroll was around $300-million last year, according to the Florida Retirement System.
Note - amounts of some benefits are unavailable because a state law exempts all investment information when an employee chooses an investment plan instead of a pension.
Read full series:
State retiree loophole costs Florida $300M a year
Senator's job at FSU raises ethical concerns
Triple-dipping senator gives up third paycheck
As colleges cut, some double-dip
Some decide to skip their chance to double-dip
At USF, it's hard to tell who's double-dipping
Six wardens among double-dippers at Florida Department of Corrections
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