Tag: Public Pensions
The new ruling stems from the Albany-based Empire Center’s Freedom of Information Law request in 2014 seeking the names of people receiving pensions through the New York City Employees’ Retirement System. Read More
Pensions averaged $67,476 for teachers and other professionals who retired in 2014-15 after working at least 30 years in New York State public schools, according to data posted today on SeeThroughNY, the Empire Center’s transparency website. Read More
The New York City Employee Retirement System (NYCERS) must provide the Empire Center with names and amounts of pensions paid to retired New York City uniformed employees, such as corrections officers, a Kings County Supreme Court judge ruled today. 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
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
Whoever said crime doesn’t pay hasn’t been to Albany. Disgraced Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver hopes to soon join an exclusive club of 18 crooked ex-pols who pull down millions in taxpayer-funded pensions. The former lawmakers, who were censured, indicted or convicted, have collectively glommed more than $3.8 million since fiscal year 2010, Empire Center for Public Policy figures show. Read More
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