Friday, August 24, 2007

4 out of 5

This will not go over well for the citizens of Tennessee.
Four of the five Tennessee legislators convicted in the Tennessee Waltz public corruption scandal will receive state pensions.

Only former state Rep. Chris Newton isn't getting one.

He joined the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System after passage of a statute that prevented newly elected legislators from collecting state pensions if they were convicted of federal felonies.

The law doesn't apply to former senators John Ford and Kathryn Bowers of Memphis, former Sen. Ward Crutchfield of Chattanooga or former state Rep. Roscoe Dixon of Memphis.
This article does not go into details of how their pensions are worked.

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