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PENSIONS: Plan reflects legislative immorality

Re: ” Lawmakers seek minimum state pension funding” (TNT, 2-9).

As a retired member of Teachers’ Retirement System Plan 1, I am equally angry and sympathetic. I’m angry that after 30 years of living up to the yearly contractual requirements I agreed to with the districts and citizens in the communities I served, now due to malfeasance by legislators only interested in protecting votes, I may see the contracted annuity payments to which I contributed over 30 years reduced.

Like the 30-year mortgage on a home, legislators appear to have decided to just walk away.

On the other hand, I

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