State-Journal | Open book on pensions

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State-Journal | Open book on pensions

by admin on December 22, 2011 with 0 comment

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 …

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Courier-Journal | Group seeks public pension data

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Courier-Journal | Group seeks public pension data

by admin on December 21, 2011 with 0 comment

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 …

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

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

by admin on December 20, 2011 with 0 comment

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 …

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

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

by admin on December 20, 2011 with 0 comment

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 …

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

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

by admin on December 19, 2011 with 0 comment

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 …

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

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

by admin on December 19, 2011 with 1 comment

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 …

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NBC 18 | Taxpayer Group Urges State To Release Pension Info

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NBC 18 | Taxpayer Group Urges State To Release Pension Info

by admin on December 16, 2011 with 0 comment

TUA’s call for Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to release pension data was featured in this article on NBC 18. Posted: Dec 16, 2011 8:41 AM FRANKFORT (AP) – Taxpayers United of America is calling on Gov. Steve Beshear to end the secrecy surrounding pension payments to state government retirees. The group’s vice president, Christina Tobin, said …

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