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KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | Taxpayer group releases local officials' salaries and estimated pensions

KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | Taxpayer group releases local officials' salaries and estimated pensions

Findings from TUA’s pension project on Wichita, Kansas, are featured in this story from KWCH 12 Eyewitness News. (WICHITA, Kan.)—Wichita City Manager Robert Layton, Police Chief Norman Williams, and Fire Chief Ron Blackwell are a just a few of the city employees Taxpayers United of America use as examples. The group, based in Chicago, was

Government Hides Wichita Pensions?

WICHITA—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today revealed government wages and pension estimates for Wichita and Sedgwick County.  Kansas government employees are not only receiving generous salaries, but when retired, many will become pension millionaires. Kansas officials refused to release pension figures, so the pension payouts are close estimates* for this report.

“What are Kansas lawmakers hiding?  Are they more concerned with protecting abusers, than reforming a system that holds taxpayers hostage?” asked Christina Tobin, TUA Vice President.  “The public, who voted them into office, have a right to know how their tax dollars are spent!”

“I have hand delivered letters to Gov. Brownback and each member of the Kansas Legislature, asking for transparency regarding individual pension amounts, as well as meaningful pension reforms that will be both fair and sustainable.”

“Private sector taxpayers are struggling in the ‘Great Recession,’ with an average income of $42,000.  The unemployment/underemployment rate (U6) is 15.1%.  The maximum Social Security annual payout is $22,000, regardless of how much one may have earned in their working career.”

Click the links below to view the estimated pensions and the letter to the governor and legislature.

KSALLink.com | Top 25 Local Government Salaries; Projected Lifetime Pensions Revealed

KSALLink.com | Top 25 Local Government Salaries; Projected Lifetime Pensions Revealed

Findings from TUA’s pension project on Saline, Kansas, are featured in this story from KSALLink.com. An organization that believes government pensions are out of control, and unsustainable, revealed the top 25 salaries and projected pensions from Saline County, the City of Salina, and Salina teachers Wednesday. Taxpayers United of America is currently traveling the country,

Wichita Business Journal | Taxpayer group balks at pension payouts; officials say estimates are overblown

Wichita Business Journal | Taxpayer group balks at pension payouts; officials say estimates are overblown

Findings from TUA’s pension project on Saline, Kansas, are featured in this article from Wichita Business Journal. Advocacy group Taxpayers United of America has been touring Kansas this week criticizing what it says are excessive city, county and school district pension programs funded by property tax increases. The Salina Journal reports that according to the

Kansas City Business Journal | Group rails against government pensions, names names

Kansas City Business Journal | Group rails against government pensions, names names

Findings from TUA’s pension project on Kansas City, Kansas, are featured in this article from the Kansas City Business Journal. One of the largest taxpayer organizations in the United States is calling for reform of government worker pensions by revealing pension payouts to local officials, Fox4 reports. Taxpayers United of America claims many government employees

KSALLink.com | Group to Reveal Local Government Salaries, Projected Pensions

KSALLink.com | Group to Reveal Local Government Salaries, Projected Pensions

Findings from TUA’s pension project on Saline, Kansas, are featured in this story from KSALLink.com. An organization that believes government pensions are out of control, and unsustainable, will on Wednesday reveal the salaries and projected pensions of Salina and Saline County government employees. Taxpayers United of America is currently traveling the country, making stops in

Salina, KS: Top Secret Government Pensions Revealed!

SALINA— Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today revealed government employee wages and pension estimates for Salina and Saline County.  Kansas’ government employees are not only receiving generous salaries, but when retired, many will become pension millionaires.  Kansas officials refused to release pension figures, so the pension payouts are close estimates* for this report. “Why are

Topeka, KS: Top Secret Government Pensions Revealed!

Topeka, KS: Top Secret Government Pensions Revealed!

TOPEKA— Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today revealed government employee wages and pension estimates for Topeka, Shawnee County, KSU and the State of Kansas.  Kansas’ government employees are not only receiving generous salaries, but when retired, many will become pension millionaires.  Kansas officials refused to release pension figures, so the pension payouts are close estimates* for this report.

“Why are Kansas lawmakers hiding their pension information?  Are they more concerned with protecting abusers, than reforming a system that holds taxpayers hostage?” asked Christina Tobin, TUA Vice President.

“Today, I will hand deliver letters to Gov. Brownback and each member of the Kansas Legislature, asking for transparency regarding individual pension amounts, as well as meaningful pension reforms that will be both fair and sustainable.”

“Taxpayers struggle through this recession with an average income of $41,000 and local unemployment as high as 6.7%, while government employees really rake it in with as many as 30 years of retirement benefits. The maximum Social Security annual payout is $22,000, regardless of how much one may have earned in their working career.”

Click the links below to view the estimated pensions and the letter to the governor and legislature.

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