State Judge Ordered the Release of All Retired Public Employees' Names

RENO, Nev. (KRNV & - A state judge has ordered the public employees retirement system in Nevada to release the names of all retired public employees in Nevada and the amount of their benefit to a Reno newspaper. Thursday's ruling by District Court Judge James Todd Russell in Carson City was in response to a lawsuit filed by the Reno Gazette Journal. The newspaper earlier reported on the number of public employees who "double dip" by receiving state retirement as well as salary or contract payments from the state. The Gazette Journal then sought a complete accounting of all retirees and benefits, but PERS declined, prompting the suit.