Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Among 260 former lawmakers getting pensions, former Democratic speakers Joe Hackney and Joe Mavretic are also in the Top 10. So is former Senate Democratic leader Marc Basnight.
At least three North Carolina congressmen, all Republicans, are getting legislative pensions. U.S. Reps. Virginia Foxx ($686/month); Robert Pittenger ($324) and Walter Jones Jr. ($276.)
Not all pensions are as generous. Former Gov. Jim Holshouser and Irwin Belk of Charlotte, an heir to the department store fortune, served in the General Assembly. Each gets $100 a month.
Here are the top 20 recipients of legislative pensions:
JAMES B BLACK $3,607.30
HAROLD J BRUBAKER $3,444.19
JOE HACKNEY $2,828.02
HENSON P BARNES $2,476.36
MARC BASNIGHT $2,364.42
MARIE W COLTON $2,281.60
JOSEPHUS L MAVRETIC $2,221.75
STEPHEN W WOOD $2,047.10
ROBERT C SOLES JR $2,005.55
CHARLIE S DANNELLY SR $1,951.27
AARON E FUSSELL $1,484.02
DAN R SIMPSON $1,483.64
UPDATE: Pittenger donates his monthly state pension to a Charlotte charity, an aide said Wednesday.