October 20th, 2020
Wichita Business Journal | Taxpayer group balks at pension payouts; officials say estimates are overblown
The Salina Journal reports that according to the organization, some Salina employees are eligible for payouts of between $1 million and $2.8 million after they retire. However, Salina City Manager Jason Gage says the estimates are misleading because they don’t take into account factors like variation in employee pay from year to year, the average tenure of employees and the average life expectancy.
Taxpayers United of America, which is expected to visit Wichita on Thursday, hand delivered a letter to Gov. Sam Brownback earlier this week encouraging pension reform.