Michigan Press

MLive.com | Issues that brought Detroit to bankruptcy haunt other Michigan cities

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Findings from TUA’s pension project on Grand Rapids, Michigan are featured in the following article at MLive.com. As headlines mount for the largest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy, Detroit is now the undisputed punching bag for all that can go wrong in a community. But just how immune is the rest of Michigan to Detroit’s [...]


Grand Rapids Business Journal | Group labels city, county pensions ‘gold plated’

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Findings from TUA’s pension project on Grand Rapids, Michigan are featured in the following Grand Rapid Business Journal article. By Business Journal Staff Published: December 12, 2011 A group called Taxpayers United of America made a visit here last week to announce that retired Grand Rapids and Kent County government employees are receiving “lavish, gold-plated pensions,” and [...]


AnnArbor.com | 7 retired Ann Arbor city employees collecting pensions above $100K a year

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Findings from TUA’s pension project on Ann Arbor, Michigan, are featured in the following article from AnnArbor.com. A new report released by Taxpayers United of America claims many retired Ann Arbor city government employees are receiving lavish taxpayer-funded pensions. The group released a list of the city’s Top 50 pensioners this week. All of them [...]


The Detriot News | Group: Wayne County pensions high

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Findings from TUA’s pension project on Wayne County, Michigan, are featured in the following Detroit News article. Detroit —A national taxpayers’ group is accusing Wayne County of fattening pensions, releasing a report Wednesday showing 40 retirees have pensions of more than $100,000. “We have found the amounts are very high,” said Christina Tobin, vice president [...]


Click On Detroit | Group calls for pension reform in Michigan

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Findings from TUA’s pension project on Wayne County, Michigan, are featured in the following video from Click On Detroit. Click below to see the coverage.


WAAM 1600 AM | On The Edge with Thayrone featuring Christina Tobin

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Christina Tobin, Vice-President of Taxpayers United for America, appeared On The Edge with Thayrone at WAAM 1600 AM to discuss Ann Arbor’s top government pensions.


The Detroit News | Group: 40 Wayne County retires make $100K or more in pensions

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Findings from TUA’s pension project on Wayne County, Michigan, are featured in the following Detroit News article. Christine MacDonald/ The Detroit News Detroit — Forty ex-Wayne County employees retired with annual pensions of more than $100,000, according to a report released today by a national taxpayers’ rights group. Among the top annual pensions to retirees: [...]


WOOD-TV 8 | Group reveals top Mich pension payouts

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Findings from TUA’s pension project on Grand Rapids, Michigan, are featured in the following video by WOOD-TV 8. Updated: Tuesday, 06 Dec 2011, 8:07 PM EST Published : Tuesday, 06 Dec 2011, 5:40 PM EST By Anne Schieber GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – A retired teacher in Michigan will receive $6 million in a pension [...]


WLNS 6 | New Reports Reveals High Public Sector Pension Payouts

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Findings from TUA’s pension project are featured in the following article by WLNS 6. Most of us do our best to save for retirement, but a new report shows some in the public sector, state employees, state police officers and judges, have a golden payday when they reach their golden years. New numbers made available [...]