Herald-Leader (Associated Press) | Taxpayer group wants openness in pension system
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 group’s vice president, Christina Tobin, delivered a letter to Beshear’s office on Monday urging him to disclose pension payments being made to the retirees.
Tobin said her group calculated pension payments for many of the state’s highest paid employees and found that many could be pulling down more than $100,000 a year in retirement.
Tobin said Kentuckians have a right to know how much money retirees are getting. She said Kentucky is one of the nation’s most secretive states when it comes to pension payments to retirees, even though some could draw more than $1 million dollars over the course of their retirements.