Friday, December 15, 2017

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New Jersey’s double-dipping sheriffs

I spoke yesterday at the Franklin Center’s annual meeting. And I was treated to a very compelling piece of video reporting by NJ WatchDog reporter Mark Lagerkvist. 

What impressed me is not only the quality of the reporting but how Mark dug into the data made available by the state of New Jersey.

He found a story that highlights the kinds of abuses many pension reformers must tackle – double-dipping – or collecting a pension benefit while simultaneously working a government job. In this case, the job didn’t really change  the employee simply figured out a way to quit and get-rehired at a higher salary while cashing out a pension for the previous pay grade. Mark’s reporting delves into the practice among New Jersey sheriffs.

The video says it better than any summary I can give.

View more videos at: http://nbcnewyork.com.