Portland website lists names, pensions of state retirees

Posted Oct. 26, 2010, at 6:17 a.m.
Last modified Oct. 26, 2010, at 9:04 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — A conservative think tank that launched a website publicizing the salaries of Maine state employees is now putting online the names of retired state workers and how much they’re collecting in pensions.

The Maine Heritage Policy Center said the information can be found at its MaineOpenGov.org website. The pension information includes the names, years of service, final employer and age of retirement for the nearly 26,000 government retirees.

The Portland-based group says the data include how much each employee contributed to the pension fund and how much they’re expected to receive over their lifetime.

The center says people now enrolled in the Maine Public Employees Retirement System will receive a projected $15.4 billion in benefits, while paying in less than $900 million.