From the NY Post:
A city lawmaker called for a "crackdown on abuses" after The Post reported that more than seven in 10 firefighters have been retiring on disability pensions, costing cash-strapped New York nearly $1 billion a year.
Firefighters have boosted their pensions to unprecedented levels, partly by claiming job-related injuries or illnesses.
They're also putting in huge amounts of overtime in their final years on the job, The Post disclosed exclusively yesterday.
"We should crack down on abuses," said David Weprin (D-Queens), chairman of the City Council Finance Committee.
"Obviously, we have a budget problem."