Wisconsin Press

WLUK-TV FOX 11 | Open government doesn’t apply to Wis. pension recipient payouts

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Findings from TUA’s pension project on the state of Wisconsin are featured in this news story from WLUK-TV Fox 11. MADISON – Wisconsin boasts the best state retirement pension system in the country. State figures show the plan holds more than $90 billion in trust. But specifics on the amounts paid out to individuals is [...]


Wisconsin Reporter | Report shines light on government employee salary

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Findings from TUA’s pension project on Dane County, Wisconsin, are featured in this story from Watchdog.org. By Ryan Ekvall | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON – Want to increase your salary? Join the Dane County government workforce. Hundreds of public employees in Madison and throughout Dane County take home more than the average Wisconsin family, raking in six figure salaries and [...]


Watchdog.org | Madison mayor: Government shutdown worse than 1960s leftist bombings

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Findings from TUA’s Wisconsin pension project are featured in this story from Watchdog.org. By Ryan Ekvall | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON — The 1960s and ’70s leftists who bombed government buildings and killed Americans were less damaging than the partial federal government shutdown – so said Madison Mayor Paul Soglin, introducing Vietnam War-era domestic terrorist Bill [...]


Shawano Leader | Group accuses Madsen of withholding public records

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Findings from TUA’s pension project on Shawano County, Wisconsin, are featured in this story from the Shawano Leader. The leader of a Chicago-based organization claims Shawano County Administrative Coordinator Tom Madsen is withholding public records. Madsen says a spam filter is to blame. Jim Tobin, president of the Taxpayers United Alliance (TUA), said in a [...]


Wisconsin Reporter | Tax avenger takes message to small-town WI

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Findings from TUA’s pension project on Shawano County, Wisconsin, are featured in this story from the Wisconsin Reporter. By Ryan Ekvall | Wisconsin Reporter SHAWANO — Jim Tobin is frustrated, and he’ll tell you so. “It’s been so difficult getting the information from these lazy … bureaucrats,” Tobin said in a phone interview Tuesday. Tobin [...]


Wisconsin Reporter | Packing on the pensions

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Findings from TUA’s pension projects on Milwaukee, Wisconsin, are featured in this story from the Wisconsin Reporter. By M.D. Kittle and Alyssa Hertig | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON – The good people of Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District first elected Tom Petri to serve as their representative in the U.S. House in a special election in April 1979. [...]


Wisconsin Reporter | Public workers haul in millions in pensions, study finds

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Findings from TUA’s pension projects on Milwaukee, Wisconsin, are featured in this story from the Wisconsin Reporter. By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MILWAUKEE – Tom Barrett presides over a $1.42 billion budget and a “company” with some 8,300 employees, but with all that responsibility the Milwaukee mayor only ranks seventh on the list of [...]


Wisconsin Reporter | Wisconsin eyes wide shut on personal pension data

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Findings from TUA’s pension projects on Illinois and Wisconsin are featured in this story from the Wisconsin Reporter. By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON – Boy, that med school can really pay off. Take Dr. Tapas K. Das Gupta, department head and chief of service at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Das Gupta tops the [...]


Wisconsin Reporter | Are cops robbing Wisconsin taxpayers?

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Rae Ann McNeilly, Executive Director of Taxpayers United for America, was quoted in a story in the Wisconsin Reporter on Milwaukee’s police pensions. By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON – Fewer cops, fatter pensions. That appears to be the scenario playing out in Milwaukee and cities nationwide, a point Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett seemed to [...]


WI Pensions Receive Extensive Press Coverage

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WISCONSIN– Taxpayers United of America has revealed the salaries and estimated pensions for Wisconsin government teachers and employees in an effort to bring transparency to the government pension system.  “In Wisconsin, transparency seems to end where government pensions begin,” according to Christina Tobin, Vice President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “The government pension system [...]


TUA Receives Extensive Press Coverage with Release of Local Wisconsin Government Pensions and Salaries

WISCONSIN- Upon revealing the top government salaries and estimated pensions in four Wisconsin cities and counties last week, Taxpayers United of America (TUA) received extensive coverage from the local press in each community. TUA’s release of Appleton’s top government salaries and estimated pensions was given an in-depth write-up in the Appleton Post Crescent, an article [...]