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Double Dipping Fight In Hamilton County

Hamilton County judges are fighting over employees who retire and then are rehired so they can collect a pension and a paycheck, a practice known as "double-dipping." Judge Melba Marsh says she will ask that Magistrate Michael Bachman be allowed to retire and then be re-hired so he does not lose a 3 percent pension increase. Other judges say double-dipping isn't fair because it's not applied equally and blocks other employees from advancement.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.