BOSTON (CBS) – A former state representative will not be able to increase her pension by including the value of her Statehouse parking space.

Former State Rep. Marie Parente wanted to count job perks, like the parking space and her daily travel allowance, as part of her salary. That could have boosted her pension by $11,000 a year.

An appeals court has rejected the request.

Comments (6)
  1. John A says:

    Another self – serving, money grubbing, public servant.They have no shame. How long was she a State Rep. lining her pockets and playing the constituants of her District for fools ? Absolutely disgusting.

  2. eddwal50 says:

    wow glad a state agency is less corrupt then most

  3. denise says:

    well the sad thing is she probably has a paid for parking spot – but only uses it 10 times a year! And then gets paid to drive there too! Disgusting…

  4. Mark says:

    They shouldn’t be getting a travel allowance at all. Nobody gets that who commutes to regular jobs or a paid parking space. Too many perks for these corrupt pols. No special treatment. All employees both state & federal including politicians should be on SS as well not paid for public pension plans. Let them live off their income like everyone else has to.

    1. Willow says:

      Totally agree, and while they’re at it, live with the same healthcare options and premiums payments that we all do. Never mind this free healthcare and pensions for life.

    2. justsayin' says:

      My thoughts exactly!

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