Escambia County

Gaetz aims to stop double-dipping

April 1, 2009

Sen. Don Gaetz has filled a bill with Sen. Mike Fasano that will stop public officials from collecting a paycheck and a pension, known as Double-dipping.

The bill was approved Tuesday by the Senate Community Affairs Committee.

According to St. Pete Times, more than 9,000 members of the retirement system, including more than 220 elected officials, are collecting pensions and paychecks. Some are collecting two pensions and a paycheck while earning credit toward a third pension. In Escambia County, Clerk of Court Ernie Lee Magaha and Tax Collector Janet Holley are getting pensions and paychecks. The Santa Rosa Co. Clerk of Court, Mary Johnson, is also a double-dipper.

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