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Report: Milwaukee allows rare pension arrangement

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More than 30 Milwaukee city employees are earning a city paycheck, drawing a city pension and building credit toward a second city pension.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/u2xBfc) the arrangement is legal in Milwaukee but it's not allowed in the state, county or most other public pension systems around the nation.

The top earner is Sue Edman, who is paid more than $83,000 a year as executive director of the city Election Commission and draws more than $76,000 in an annual pension as a retired police captain.

The Common Council recently passed an ordinance to prohibit a second pension for any retiree who is rehired after December.

But Alderman Michael Murphy says the new law can't legally cut pension benefits for any of the 32 employees already on track for that.

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