Madison
7° F
Clear
Clear
Advertisement

Committee to consider double-dipping changes

Published On: May 20 2013 07:08:51 AM CDT   Updated On: May 20 2013 07:21:26 AM CDT
MADISON, Wis. -

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.

 

Advertisement
  • PHOTOS: Uber-cute puppies on tour

    A basket of puppies arrived at the News 3 studio in Madison Friday morning as part of a promotion between a cab company and a Madison-based pet rescue. Uber and Underdogpetrescue.org teamed up to offer a puppy break to Uber app users that benefits the pet rescue. Condi (brown) and Wylie (black) got lots of snuggles and love from staff before they went on their way to cheer up other Madisonians through Uber until 3 p.m., the company said.

  • GOP group at debate

    Scott Olson/Getty Image

    2016 presidential candidates' net worth

    Ever wonder just what a presidential candidate is worth? Take a look at the net worth estimates for each of the remaining Republican and Democratic candidates as compiled by Forbes.

  • Jim Gilmore

    Darren McCollester/Getty Images

    Election 2016: Who has dropped out

    Jim Gilmore became the latest 2016 presidential candidate to leave the race on Friday. Here's a look at him and the other former candidates who have also ended their campaigns.

Advertisement