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Opening the blinds on pension secrecy

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Bluegrass Beacon column by Jim Waters

Kentucky’s pension debt, which stands at nearly $34 billion today, is expected to reach $40 billion by 2015.

How different would our situation be today if former Gov. Wendell Ford had not decided in 1972 that taxpayers don’t have a right to know who receives their hard-earned dollars in the form of pensions, or even how many pensions some state retirees get?


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