Why? Yea yea yea, I know, but …

49 State retirees in Michigan collect pensions over $100,000:

The ten hightest collectors is dominated by Michigan Public school employees.

Albert Lorenzo , former Macomb County Community College president: $170,910
John Washburn , former Forest Hills Public Schools superintendent: $136,027
Cecil Rice, former Southfield Public Schools superintendent: $134,313
Delores Caimi, survivor of St. Clair intermediate school district official Joseph Caimi: $131,448
Donald Newport, former Alpena Community College president: $124,602
William Simmons , former Wayne County RESA official: $124,186
Nancy Mack, survivor of Gregory Mack, state employee ($94,888, state employee system) and former educator ($28,060, public school employee system): $122,948
Phyllis White, former Detroit Public Schools principal: $122,466
John Engler , former governor ($25,238, judicial system) and legislator ($96,898 legislative system): $122,136:
James McCann, former Lamphere Public Schools superintendent: $120,497

Public service can be very lucrative:

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing, draws $52,438 annually for her 16 years in the state House and Senate.

U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Tipton, gets $54,503 yearly for the 16 years he served in the state House.

Former Senate Majority Leader Dan DeGrow, R-Port Huron, who served in the Legislature from 1981 to 2002, collects $91,542 annually while earning $160,000 as St. Clair County Intermediate School District superintendent.

A number of pensioners also have top state jobs. Posthumus earns $170,000 as Snyder’s senior adviser while drawing $92,489.52 from the Legislative Retirement System.

State Department of Human Services Director Maura Corrigan earns $140,000 annually in that role while drawing a $52,370 pension as a retired Michigan Supreme Court justice.

Remember this the next time we’re asked to be grateful for these folk’s “public service.”

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4 Comments on “Why? Yea yea yea, I know, but …”

  1. Car in Says:

    That’s the sad part of it.

  2. agiledog Says:

    It just seems like a current serving US Senator or Representative would not and should not be collecting a pension for some other job. When did it become appropriate to collect a pension from one job while you are still actively working at another?

  3. Car in Says:

    Yep. Totally agree. Especially when they parlay their public service into a lucrative private sector job.

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