Two New York State legislators are fighting to keep members of private sector lobbying groups from collecting money from public pensions.

Rep. Sean Ryan, a Democrat from Buffalo, and Sen. George Maziarz, a Republican from Newfane, who are co-sponsoring bills to stop the practice, released state records earlier this week that showed more than 70 retirees from private lobbying groups are in the public system created for local and state government employees, reports Newsday.

"Our public pension system has been infiltrated by private lobbyists," said Ryan.

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