HARRISBURG — Finnerty reports from Harrisburg for Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.’s Pennsylvania newspapers, including The Meadville Tribune. Follow him on Twitter @cnhipa.
Top-earning retired judges in 2012
-Robert Colville, Superior Court
$129,642 (recall pay)
-James Fitzgerald, Superior Court
$112,496 (recall pay)
-William Platt, Superior Court
$111,670 (recall pay)
-Lawrence Brenner, Lehigh County
$95,146 (recall pay)
-Ricardo Jackson, Philadelphia
$90,685 (recall pay)
Note: Fitzgerald retired from the Supreme Court, so even though he is serving part-time on the Superior Court, his compensation/pension package is allowed to exceed the $188,337 a year salary of a full-time Superior Court. Supreme Court Justices are paid $199,606 a year.