by Max Brantley
Arkansas doesn't have the monopoly on double-dipping pay/retirement schemes. The New York Times today turns up the fact that New York state legislators have been "retiring" a day before a term ends, so as to draw retirement on top of pay for newly elected terms.
Hmmmm. Arkansas legislators are members of the Public Employees Retirement System. You don't suppose .......? (It is entirely possible, of course, that legislators have earned retirement benefits from other public jobs as well as the legislature.)