Month: February 2015
Four dozen marine engineers and oilers for the Staten Island Ferry and city fireboats saw their ships come in last year — hauling in enough overtime to double their pay, city records show. The city Department of Transportation employed 37 ferry workers who netted more than $2.5 million in OT, according to an Empire Center analysis. Read More
The Empire Center for Public Policy, a fiscally conservative think tank, estimated that Mr. Skelos’s annual pension payment would be up to $95,590. Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, a Manhattan Democrat who was also convicted of public corruption charges, is expected to receive about the same amount, according to the Empire Center. Read More
The comptroller’s office did not provide an estimate for what Skelos’s annual pension claim will be, but one estimate from the Empire Center for New York State Policy projected the figure would exceed more than $95,000 a year. Read More
Disgraced ex-Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos has filed for retirement and stands to receive a pension of up to $95,590 a year — even though he’s likely headed to jail. Skelos, who was convicted earlier this month on federal corruption charges, filed his retirement papers on Dec. 22, state Controller Thomas DiNapoli’s Office revealed Tuesday. DiNapoli’s office would not reveal how much Skelos will receive but the Empire Center for Public Policy estimated he’d receive an annual pension of as much as $95,590. Read More
The collapse of Health Republic Insurance of New York earlier this year can be blamed on “an apparent breakdown in state oversight,” according to a report released Tuesday by Empire Center, an independent think tank. Read More
Last one out, turn off the lights. And in New York, that might be sooner than anyone thought. As the Empire Center noted last week, 153,921 more residents moved out of New York than moved in from other states over the 12 months through July 1, new US Census data show. Read More
Dean Skelos, the former Senate Majority Leader who was convicted weeks ago of corruption, will retire officially Jan. 2, according to government records. And he's applying to receive his state pension. Independent think-tank The Empire Center calculates that pension at about $95,000 a year, based on the 32 years Skelos spent in the state Legislature and nine years in government elsewhere. Read More
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