RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The Public Employees' Retirement System of Nevada released January 2014 pension payment numbers on Thursday after a Supreme Court ruling demanding the information be made public. More than 1,000 retired state employees are on track to make more than $100,000 in pension payments in 2014.
The Nevada Policy Research Institute says half of these monthly pension funds collected total more than what private sector employees receive through Social Security.
NPRI Executive Vice-President Victor Joecks said, ""Now that they can go in and see, oh my word, this is what these people are making and its guaranteed by the tax makers and we're going to be collecting this pension for 30, 40 years, we need to change. That's not a partisan issue, that's just a math issue."
"The January payment register was released pursuant to public records requests after a lawsuit," PERS Executive Officer Tina Leiss. "If future requests are made for the monthly payment register, those will be released as public record."
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