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Note to Kentucky: Top Bowling Green Government Pension Estimates Released

Note to Kentucky: Top Bowling Green Government Pension Estimates Released

CHICAGO–A report released today by Taxpayers United of America (TUA) reveals that Bowling Green and Warren County government employees are not only receiving generous salaries, but that over a normal lifetime, many of these government employees, when they retire, will become pension millionaires. Kentucky bureaucrats refuse to release pension figures, so total pension payouts were estimated* for this report.

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“Warren County taxpayers struggle through this recession with an average wage of $35,000, a median home value of $133,100, and 7.8% unemployment, government employees really rake it in while they are employed and then when retired,” said Christina Tobin, TUA Vice President.

State-Journal | Open book on pensions

State-Journal | Open book on pensions

TUA’s pension project on Kentucky is featured in this article on the State-Journal. December 22, 2011 Taxpayers United of America is probably barking up the wrong tree if it expects to persuade Kentucky politicians to abandon traditional pensions for future public workers and shift them to 401(k)-style savings accounts. The idea failed to fly in

Courier-Journal | Group seeks public pension data

Courier-Journal | Group seeks public pension data

Findings from TUA’s pension project on Louisville, Kentucky, are featured in this article at the Courier-Journal. Members of Taxpayers United of America, a national taxpayer watchdog group, made several stops in Kentucky Tuesday to spread their belief that the amount of pension payouts to individual government workers should be available for public scrutiny and that

Note to Kentucky: Top Louisville Government Pension Estimates Released

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LOUISVILLE–A report released today by Taxpayers United of America (TUA) reveals that Louisville and Jefferson County government employees are not only receiving generous salaries, but that over a normal lifetime, many of these government employees when they retire will become pension millionaires. Kentucky bureaucrats refuse to release pension figures, so total pension payouts were estimated* for this report.

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“Jefferson County taxpayers struggle through this recession with an average wage of $45,000, a median home value of $144,100, and 9% unemployment, government employees really rake it in while they are employed and then when retired,” said Christina Tobin, TUA Vice President.

Cincinnati.com | Anti-tax group targets N.Ky. public employee pensions

Cincinnati.com | Anti-tax group targets N.Ky. public employee pensions

Findings from TUA’s pension project on Covington, Kentucky, are featured in this article at Cincinnati.com. COVINGTON— Dozens of Northern Kentucky public employees will be “pension millionaires” once they retire, according to estimates released by a national anti-tax group. The Chicago-based Taxpayers United of America looked at employees of Boone County, Kenton County, the counties’ school

Note To Kentucky: Top Covington, Florence Area Government Pension Estimates Released

Note To Kentucky: Top Covington, Florence Area Government Pension Estimates Released

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COVINGTON–A report released today by Taxpayers United of America (TUA) reveals that Florence, Kenton County, and Boone County government employees are not only receiving generous salaries, but that over a normal lifetime, many of these government employees when they retire will become pension millionaires. Kentucky bureaucrats refuse to release pension figures, so total pension payouts were estimated* for this report. The city of Covington refused to even provide salary information for current employees and instead provided a list of city government positions.

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“Boone and Kenton County taxpayers struggle through this recession with an average wage of $40,000 and $43,000, respectively, median home values of $174,100, $143,000, and 7.9% and 8.5% unemployment. Government employees really rake it in while they are employed and then when retired,” said Christina Tobin, TUA Vice President.

State-Journal | Group calls on Beshear to release pension info

State-Journal | Group calls on Beshear to release pension info

TUA’s call for Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to release pension data was featured in this article on the State-Journal. Taxpayers United of America, an anti-tax group advocating switching retirement accounts to defined-contribution systems, has asked Gov. Steve Beshear to release information on employees’ public pensions. The Chicago-based group released its own study into pensions here, using

Herald-Leader | Group highlights six-figure government pensions, calls for more transparency

Herald-Leader | Group highlights six-figure government pensions, calls for more transparency

Findings from TUA’s pension project on Lexington-Fayette County are featured in this article on the Herald-Leader. Dozens of Kentucky state and Lexington city employees can look forward to six-figure government pensions every year once they retire, in some cases before their 50th birthdays, according to estimates released Monday by an anti-tax group. However, taxpayers don’t

Herald-Leader (Associated Press) | Taxpayer group wants openness in pension system

Herald-Leader (Associated Press) | Taxpayer group wants openness in pension system

TUA’s call for Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to release pension data was featured in this article on the Herald-Leader. The Associated Press Posted: 11:13am on Dec 19, 2011 FRANKFORT, Ky. — Taxpayers United of America has asked Gov. Steve Beshear to let Kentuckians know how large some of the pensions are that state government retirees are receiving. The

Note To Kentucky: Top Lexington Pension Estimates Released

Note To Kentucky: Top Lexington Pension Estimates Released

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LEXINGTON–A report released today by Taxpayers United of America (TUA) reveals that Lexington and Lexington-Fayette County government employees are not only receiving generous salaries, but that over a normal lifetime, many of these government employees when they retire will become pension millionaires. Kentucky bureaucrats refuse to release pension figures, so total pension payouts were estimated* for this report.

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“While Lexington-Fayette County taxpayers struggle through this recession with an average wage of $42,000, a median home value of $155,100 and 7.2% unemployment, government employees really rake it in while they are employed and then when retired,” said Christina Tobin, TUA Vice President.

“Starting first with the top 100 salaries and estimated pensions (2010) for Lexington City and Fayette County employees, heading the list is Fire Major Glendon Carlton, whose annual gross wages were $186,560. When he retires, he will receive an estimated annual pension of $123,130. Carlton’s estimated total pension payout over a normal lifetime is $4,925,196.”*

Note To Kentucky: Top Frankfort And Kentucky Pension Estimates Released

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Frankfort–A report released today by Taxpayers United of America (TUA) reveals that Frankfort, Franklin County and Kentucky State government employees are not only receiving generous salaries, but that over a normal lifetime, many of these government employees when they retire will become pension millionaires. Kentucky bureaucrats refuse to release pension figures, so total pension payouts were estimated* for this report.

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“While Franklin County taxpayers struggle through this recession with an average wage of $39,000, a median home value of $133,000 and 7.6% unemployment, government employees really rake it in while they are employed and then when retired,” said Christina Tobin, TUA Vice President.

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