Pensions New York taxpayers can’t afford New York Post

Another day, another shocking Empire Center revelation. Announcing the latest update to its SeeThroughNY database of New York public employee pensions, the watchdog flagged the city government retirees now scoring the highest pensions.

The MTA Transparency Story

This year the Empire Center had to file appeals with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) after six of its seven subsidiaries failed to release public payroll records on time. Two weeks later, the MTA sent the records to Empire Center and ...

Corrections Retirees Had Highest Average NYCERS Pensions Press Releases

Corrections Department employees qualified for average pensions of nearly $70,000, the highest average benefit for any agency grouping among the 7,990 New York City Employee Retirement System (NYCERS) members collecting their first full year’s worth of pension benefits in 2018, according to data posted today at, the Empire Center’s transparency website.

Fiscal Watchdog Wins Open Records Case Spectrum

The Empire Center for Public Policy on Monday notched a victory in state court Monday after a judge found the names of retired New York City police officers who receive pensions are public records that must be released.