Did you even know that Texas legislators get pensions? And the more times they get re-elected, the bigger the pension!
The article says, "...a 20-year lawmaker could take a 2.3 percent per year service credit for each year he or she has served. The pension would equal 46 percent of $125,000, or $57,500."
Texas legislators often complain about their low salary, just a few thousand dollars a year. But those pensions sweeten the deal quite a bit. Especially when you consider that the legislative sessions only last a few months out of each two-year period.
There is no good reason for legislators to collect taxpayer-funded pensions. Libertarian legislators would vote to get rid of them.