Wisconsin

Appleton, WI Government Employees Rake in Generous Salaries and Lavish, Gold-Plated Pensions

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Click here to view Outagamie County, WI’s top government school salaries and estimated pensions.
Click here to view Outagamie County, WI’s top government salaries and pensions.
APPLETON–A report released today by Taxpayers United of America (TUA) reveals that government employees of the City of Appleton, County of Outagamie, and Appleton Area School District are receiving very generous salaries and that their estimated pension benefits in many cases will be larger than salaries in the private sector.
“The most outrageous salaries are in the government schools of the Appleton Area School District,” said Christina Tobin, TUA Vice President, “followed by the City and County.” Read more

Kenosha, WI Government Employees Rake in Huge Salaries and Lavish, Gold-Plated Pensions

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Click here to view the city of Kenosha, WI’s top salaries and estimated pensions.
KENOSHA–A report released today by Taxpayers United of America (TUA) reveals that government employees of the City of Kenosha, County of Kenosha, and Kenosha School District are receiving huge salaries and that their estimated pension benefits in many cases are larger than salaries in the private sector.
“At the top of the Top 100 Kenosha School District salaries is Michele Hancock, with an annual salary of $195,000. The state refuses to release figures relating to pensions, and I condemn this lack of transparency. On the basis of the figures that were released, Hancock’s future annual pension including Social Security is estimated to start at a very sumptuous $162,500. Fringe benefits, which can include pension contribution, health care, and life insurance, are estimated to be $69,188.” Read more

City and County of Shawano, Wisconsin, Stonewalling FOIA Requests

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SHAWANO, WI— “Both the City and County of Shawano, Wisconsin, are stonewalling Freedom of Information Requests (FOIA),” charged Christina Tobin, Vice President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA).
“On April 26, 2011, over two months ago, we submitted FOIA requests to the City and County of Shawano, Wisconsin, and have not been granted the cooperation required by law,” said Tobin.
“I have heard nothing from the City of Shawano — absolutely nothing.”
In my FOIA request to the County of Shawano, I contacted Frank Pascarella, County Administrator, and requested, under the state’s Open Records Law (19.31-39, Wisconsin Statutes), the following information: All full time employees (2010), Name, Title, Department, and W2 wages for year ending 12/31/2010. I received this information minus the names.” Read more

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