Monday, May 24, 2010

Anonymous in New York

Roughly 3,700 retired public workers in New York are getting pensions of more than $100,000 a year. The New York Times collected this public information from the state’s two pension funds and four of the five city funds. The pension plan for the city's firefighters has yet to provide information, as required under public information laws. Some pension funds said they could not provide figures like job title or final salary; the N.Y.P.D. Pension Fund would not disclose names.

One would think that since the taxpayers of New York are footing the bill for the golden years of the public safety pensioners, they might want to know who they are. It is the law, afterall.

And perhaps not coincidentally, New York state is ranked #4 in states most likely to default.

H/T: Carpe Diem


SarahB said...

Hmm...wonder how many more pensions like that we have here in Cali. Blue states crumbling.

Harrison said...

No wonder... legislature controlled by Dems.