News Talk 1240 WRTA | Taxpayer Group: Pensions Out of Control

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News Talk 1240 WRTA | Taxpayer Group: Pensions Out of Control

by admin on March 20, 2012 with 0 comment

Findings from TUA’s pension project on Altoona and Blair County are featured in this article at News Talk 1240 WRTA. A national organization says public pensions are drowning local municipalities financially and leaving taxpayers on the hook for their costs. Representatives from Taxpayers United of America paid a visit to Altoona on Tuesday to highlight …

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newsworks.org | Illinois pension reform group sweeps into Philadelphia

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newsworks.org | Illinois pension reform group sweeps into Philadelphia

by admin on March 17, 2012 with 0 comment

Findings from TUA’s pension project on Philadelphia are featured in this article at newsworks.org. A tax-reform group from Illinois is advocating for sweeping changes to state and local government pension programs by making an example of top-earning former Philadelphia municipal employees. Retired Philadelphia Police Commissioner Sylvester Johnson tops their list with an annual pension of …

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Times-Tribune | Mellow pension guided by state law

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Times-Tribune | Mellow pension guided by state law

by admin on March 16, 2012 with 0 comment

Findings from TUA’s pension project on Harrisburg are featured in this article at the Times-Tribune. HARRISBURG – Former state Sen. Robert J. Mellow’s legal fate is tied to a federal plea agreement while a state law will determine whether he gets to keep his sizeable pension or not. Mr. Mellow collects a $138,958 annual taxpayer-funded …

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Altoona Mirror | Chief: I’m not getting pension payments

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Altoona Mirror | Chief: I’m not getting pension payments

by admin on March 15, 2012 with 0 comment

Findings from TUA’s pension project on Altoona and Blair County are featured in this article at the Altoona Mirror. UPDATE: A response to this article has been made here. Altoona Fire Chief Reynold D. Santone Jr. disagrees with a Chicago-based organization that claims he is double dipping. Representatives of Taxpayers United of America stopped in …

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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | Controversy doesn’t stop group from disclosing pension figures

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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | Controversy doesn’t stop group from disclosing pension figures

by admin on March 13, 2012 with 0 comment

Findings from TUA’s pension project on Pittsburgh and Allegheny County are featured in this article at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. UPDATE: An update to the original release that this article is based on has been made here. A group that is crisscrossing the nation raising alarms about underfunded public pension plans says it will continue to …

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post-gazette.com | Visiting group decries high public pensions

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post-gazette.com | Visiting group decries high public pensions

by admin on March 13, 2012 with 0 comment

Findings from TUA’s pension project on Pittsburgh and Allegheny County are featured in this article at post-gazette.com. UPDATE: An update to the original release that this article is based on has been made here. A Chicago advocacy group stopped in Pittsburgh on Monday to promote its campaign for scaled-back government pensions, but retirees and others …

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Taxpayer group slams public pensions

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Taxpayer group slams public pensions

by admin on March 12, 2012 with 0 comment

Findings from TUA’s pension project on Pittsburgh and Allegheny County are featured in this article at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. UPDATE: An update to the original release that this article is based on has been made here. A Chicago-based advocacy group today highlighted what it called overly generous pensions to local government retirees and called on …

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