You probably don’t need to see this right now, what with the state deficit, threatened layoffs, school aid cuts, highway delays, and so on.
But it’s lunchtime, and time to check the Albany bloggers. The DN’s Daily Politics gets extra dessert for passing along the news that New York’s top paid pensioner is collecting just a tad over $261,000 a year. That includes local government retirees as well as police and fire retirees, but not New York City. (Full disclosure: my dad earned a nice retirement by toiling for 25-some years in the OMRDD bureaucracy. But nowhere near THAT nice!)
Who is it? George Phillips. What did he do? Headed the state Teachers’ Retirement System. There’s lots more, including a list of the top pensioners, in the DN’s post.