New York – A new website feature reveals the public pensions paid to New York state retirees, including the $261,000 paid annually to a former teacher. He’s among the almost 1,400 retirees pulling down at least $100,000 a year.
Two-thirds of the retirees in that group are retired police and firefighters.
The Empire Center for New York State Policy website also shows former state Comptroller Alan Hevesi qualifies for a $105,000 pension. The Democrat resigned in 2006 after pleading guilty to using state workers as chauffeurs and companions for his wife.
It also includes former Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, a Republican who’s in line for a $96,000 pension. He retired before being convicted in a public corruption case earlier this year.