Your coverage of our state pension system (TNT, 4-7) is important to me as a taxpayer. I firmly believe more than a few high-ranking public servants game our pension system for their benefit. Examples cited indicate a hand-and-glove subculture in some local fire departments similar to the intimate subculture in the high-rolling financial sector that caused the recent recession.
This friendly subculture was also revealed when The News Tribune ran another newspaper’s article about gaming disability benefits by some rank-and-file firefighters in Seattle. I believe some administrative processes in some local fire departments need review by a Legislature that claims …