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OpenPension Website Provides Public With State Pension Data

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    OpenPension Website Provides Public With State Pension Data
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    The state comptroller’s office has launched a website with information on pensions for retired state employees.

    The site, OpenPension, will be updated each pay cycle with information on the average pension earnings, pension recipients as well as how many retirees live in each state, according to Comptroller Kevin Lembo’s office. 

    See the site here. 

    The site lists the average pension earnings as $38,212.

    The top five states for retired Connecticut state employees to live in include Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, North Carolina and South Carolina.

    “OpenPension is an important addition to the OpenConnecticut portal that builds on my commitment to make Connecticut’s government the most open and transparent in the nation,” Lembo said in a statement. “As Connecticut faces persistent immediate and long-term financial challenges, OpenConnecticut will continue to expand and serve as a source for policy makers and the public so that we can have informed debates in finding solutions.” 

    “OpenConnecticut will never be complete – it will always remain a work in progress as we continue to find new ways to expand access to government data,” the statement from Lembo says. “I look forward to continue growing this site and other initiatives that bring Connecticut residents closer to government.” 

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