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    Private lobbyists get public pensions in 20 states

    http://www.centurylink.net/news/read...pensions_in-ap

    He's among hundreds of lobbyists in at least 20 states who get public pensions because they represent associations of counties, cities and school boards, an Associated Press review found. Legislatures granted them access decades ago on the premise that they serve governments and the public. In many cases, such access also includes state health care benefits.

    But several states have started to question whether these organizations should qualify for such benefits, since they are private entities in most respects: They face no public oversight of their activities, can pay their top executives private-sector salaries and sometimes lobby for positions in conflict with taxpayers. New Jersey and Illinois are among the states considering legislation that would end their inclusion.
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    OT: I read this as 'pirate pensioners' and was disappointed where I discovered my mistake.

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    I'd be interested to find out if Texas is one of the more than twenty states.

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    Quote Originally Posted by txsvicki View Post
    I'd be interested to find out if Texas is one of the more than twenty states.
    Texas is not on the list:

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/08/2...lobbyists.html


    "The further we (as the human race) grow away from the natural world, the quieter the natural world becomes and the more pathological we become as a culture."........Bernie Krause

    The citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud themselves for having given to mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy—a policy worthy of imitation......which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.......George Washington



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