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.

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

Ronald Gendron, Smithtown


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