Limits sought on state jobs for Okla. lawmakers

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A state legislator says he wants to close loopholes that allow state lawmakers to take high-paid state jobs after they leave office.

Oklahoma City Republican Rep. Mike Reynolds says his bill would prevent a retiring lawmaker from taking a state government job that pays more than the legislative base salary of $38,000 per year. The limit would apply for two years after a legislator steps down.

A prohibition on lawmakers taking a state job for two years after they step down already exists, but it applies only to jobs funded directly through legislative appropriations. Reynolds describes that as a loophole that he intends to close with his bill.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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