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DOUBLE-DIPPING: Law needs simple change

Letter by F. Keith Brown, Puyallup on July 1, 2010 at 2:55 pm | 1 Comment »
July 6, 2010 10:15 am

After retiring from public school district work in Arizona three years ago, I was selected to return to a position with the state of Arizona. Because that state-level position was also a part of the same retirement system, state law required that I suspend my pension. While working in that position, my service did accrue retirement “credits,” thus affecting the pension I eventually received after leaving the job in 2009.

What would prevent Washington state from enacting a similar law? The politics of power? Right! Never mind.

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