Taxpayer group wants openness in pension system

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - 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.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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