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August 29, 2013

Editorial: Pension practice gone badly awry

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When we hear of lobbyists making hundreds of thousands of dollars and having lavish state-paid pensions await their golden years, we intuitively know something is badly amiss.

Honest, hard-working New Yorkers are the benefactors of the greatest benefits of all — most earned, some not. That is a way of life in the Empire State.

But the line must be drawn at giving a state pension to someone who isn’t even employed by New York state. Whether it’s 120 people, 120,000 or one, it isn’t right.

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