Letter: Change laws to limit pensions

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I'm a retired SUNY police officer who worked no voluntary overtime to increase my pension benefits.

To help eliminate future six-figure public pensions, simply pass a law restricting all pension calculations to base pay only ["$100G pensions on the rise," News, Feb. 3]. This would prevent individuals from adding overtime or other work entitlements to their pension calculation.

Federal employers have already done this, so why not state, county and city civil service?

Ronald Gendron, Smithtown

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