AMHERST (WKBW) -- Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is in Buffalo today to put an end to pension spiking. That term referring to an employee who racks up overtime at the end of their career to boost their state pension. 11 local governments received letters about this today, including the City of Buffalo.
The University of Buffalo in Amherst was one of four stops today to get out this message. That had some asking if this was actually a campaign for governor. Here's how Andrew Cuomo responded."I'm doing the job i was elected to do. The job I'm paid to do every day. We're coming up on the political season. When we get to the political season, I will make an announcement about political plans. Until then I will keep doing the job I was elected to do."
The attorney general says the 130 billion dollar state pension system costs each taxpayer 486 dollars. That's the highest in the nation.
Attorney General's office Sent Letters To the Following WNY Municipalities and Governments:
Town of Cheektowaga (Erie)
Town of Lancaster (Erie)
Town Tonawanda (Erie)
Town of West Seneca (Erie)
Village of Depew (Erie)
Village of Kenmore (Erie)
City of Buffalo (Erie)
Town of Ellicott (Chautauqua)
City of Dunkirk (Chautauqua)
City of Olean (Cattaraugus)
City of North Tonawanda (Niagara)
We reached out to supervisors from the above areas. None had received the letters. Many said they just found out they made the list today and are waiting to find out more before commenting.