What does how she spends the money have to do with anything ? A state senator says she is donating her double dip pension to charity, as if its anyone's business how Senator Kathy Marchione spends it.
Like many in her position she came from a government job and "retired" from the system before actually taking the oath as a senator. Goes on all the time in offices as high at Lieutenant Governor and who knows, it may have happened locally with some town or village office. With contribution rates over 20%, not participating in the system as a Senator is actually a good thing.
Claiming you donated your pension to charity is grandstanding. Give the money back to Tom DiNapoli if you don't want it. Besides, who polices where her money goes. At some point giving $66K a year away will get old when your own family has needs.
After all, charity does begin at home.
Sen. Marchione donates her pension - Times Union