Gov. Branstad and IA General Assembly: Release Iowa’s Public Pension Numbers!

CHICAGO – Taxpayers United of America (TUA) Vice President, Christina Tobin, called on Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and the Iowa General Assembly to set the standard for transparency by releasing its government pension data.
“I have written letters to Gov. Branstad and the members of the General Assembly, urging them to change the culture of secrecy surrounding government employee pension benefit amounts. They can champion a culture of transparency to ensure honesty and integrity through unlimited public review of all taxpayer funds.”

“TUA is in Iowa this week, releasing pension estimates for government employees.  The first stop was the Iowa Capitol to hand-deliver the letters.  TUA held a press conference in Des Moines, releasing pension estimates for state and local government employees.”
“Iowa is one of a few states that interpret its Open Records Act exception regarding personal information to include pension payments.  But as long as taxpayers fund the pensions, they have a right to review them.”
“I have asked Governor Branstad to take the lead in making Iowa above reproach through complete transparency with public funds.”



Taxpayers United Of America: (TUA). is a nonpartisan, 501(c)(4) taxpayer advocacy group. Founded June 27, 1976 in Chicago, Illinois by activist and economist Jim Tobin, TUA works on behalf of taxpayers to reduce local, state, and federal taxes. In the past forty years, TUA has saved taxpayers more than $200 billion n taxes and has become one of the largest taxpayer organizations in America. Check All posts. s.


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