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The Day’s investigation into the state pension system included working with Visible Government Online Inc., an information technology and services company in Brunswick, Maine, to create a searchable database and interactive graphics. The information used to build the database was acquired through Freedom of Information requests filed by The Day.

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Connecticut state retirees’ pensions
Connecticut State Teachers’ Retirement System


Premium Content Average Connecticut teacher retires with $47,000 pension

 January 14, 2014; Updated: 12:47 am

The state is liable for a $25 billion pension system for public school teachers that is funded at only 55 percent of its obligations. The Day's analysis showed that 88.9 percent of retired teachers received more than $24,000 in pension payments in 2012, with the average pension being $47,386. Connecticut's public school teachers contribute a smaller percentage of their salaries toward their pensions than the national average.


Premium Content Pension changes debate: How much, how soon?

 January 13, 2014; Updated: 12:17 am

While Democrats under the leadership of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy may have begun to repair the state's broken pension system, their Republican critics say the party in power remains unwilling in this election year to take the tough actions necessary to truly fix the problem.


Premium Content 'A financial time bomb': State pension system is one of the country's most underfunded

 January 12, 2014; Updated: 12:31 am

Connecticut's pension system is one of the most underfunded in the country. In an ongoing series, The Day examines the state's $44 billion funding gap and projected future costs.


Premium Content Six-figure salary and a buyout create quite a pension

 January 12, 2014; Updated: 2:52 pm

The largest annual pension for a Connecticut state retireee goes to John F. Veiga of Coventry, who retired in 2009 after 38 years of teaching business at UConn. During those decades he contributed $222,128 to his pension. Now 70, he collects about $276,364 a year, the largest state pension paid in 2012 and nearly nine times the average state employee pension of $31,666.


Live chat

Dan Livingston, a Hartford attorney who represented the unions in the 2011 State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition agreement will answer questions about the state’s pensions and employee benefits for The Day and readers on Tuesday, Jan. 14 from noon until 12:30 p.m. Please submit questions via Twitter using #ctpensionproject or email to j.somers@theday.com. You will also be able to submit questions during the live chat in the window below.



Premium Content Legacy of pension neglect tough to reverse

This is the first of two editorials on consecutive days concerning the underfunded state employees' pension system and the steps necessary to repair it.