Many government retirees also get public paychecks <cite class="byline vcard">By DANNY ROBBINS, PETER JACKSON and TAMMY WEBBER - Associated Press | AP – <abbr title="2011-10-01T16:16:31Z">2 hrs 17 mins ago</abbr></cite> tweet20 Share3 Email Print Related Content ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, OCT. 2 AND THEREAFTER - In this Aug. 10, 2011, photo Texas … ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, OCT. 2 AND THEREAFTER - In this Sept. 26, 2011 photo, Maury … Business slideshows Teen Lexi Thompson to become LPGA member <cite>50 photos - Fri, Sep 30, 2011</cite> "Occupy Wall Street" protest <cite>50 photos - 3 mins 44 secs ago</cite> Venezuela train crash kills 1, injures dozens <cite>11 photos - Thu, Sep 29, 2011</cite> See latest photos » DALLAS (AP) — Double-dipping — the well-established practice of public workers collecting government pensions and salaries at the same time — has become a hot topic for lawmakers struggling with strained budgets. Even as some states have begun curbing the practice, a review by The Associated Press found tens of thousands of state and public school employees drawing government salaries along with their pensions. In five states alone — California, New York, Texas, Florida and Michigan — at least 66,000 government retirees also receive taxpayer-funded paychecks. One is engineer Maury Roos, who retired from the California Department of Water Resources with an annual pension of more than $113,000. He returned part-time within weeks. Roos says he uses the extra money to go to engineering conferences and the state gets an experienced engineer.