Public Service----How Sweet It Is!
Eight members of congress from New York are also getting pensions from the state
The New York Daily News reports that eight members of the House of Representatives from the Empire State are also getting fat pension checks for their service in the state legislature.
Here are the people now getting state pensions while working in Washington where they will also get better than average pensions when they leave the House of Representatives
Rep. Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the Albany area and former assemblyman gets $64,641 in state pension money while receiving a six figure salary in congress.
Jerold Nadler of Manhattan, a Democrat is getting$19,830 form the state pension system while Eliot Engle of the Bronx receives $15,237 annually in pension money and Jose Serrano gets $13,390. He is Bronx congressman and both Engle and Serrano are Democrats who served in the New York State Assembly.
Republican Peter King, a former Nassau County controller, gets $39,808 annually from the state while he serves in congress.
Former Republican State Senator John McHugh, now the Secretary of the Army, is receiving a $29,917 pension for his time in the NYS Senate.
House members earn a base salary of $174,000 but also get extra pay for serving on committees.