July 18, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Tag: KPERS

More than $50,000 in overtime paid to 95 public employees in 2023

More than $50,000 in overtime was paid to 33 municipal employees in Kansas in 2023. There were 28 county workers, primarily…

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Education officials at the top of the 2023 KPERS ‘millionaires’ list

Data provided by the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System shows that Kansas has 4,375 KPERS ‘millionaires’—state and local government retirees…

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Education officials top the 2021 KPERS ‘millionaires’ list

Data provided by the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System shows Kansas has 3,349 KPERS ‘millionaires’ – state and local government…

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KPERS Trustees meet Friday to discuss divesting Russian holdings

The nine-member Board of Trustees of the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS)  meets Friday, March 25th, to discuss dumping…

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Education officials top the list of nearly 3,000 KPERS ‘millionaires’

The 2020 KPERS pension payment listing shows Kansas has 2,993 KPERS ‘millionaires’ – state and local government retirees who will…

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Legislators signal they’ll reject Kelly’s tax-and-spend budget proposal

Gov. Laura Kelly’s FY 2022 budget proposal appears to be dead on arrival at the Kansas Legislature. Her record-setting $8…

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Media crucified Brownback, but glosses over Kelly’s budget tricks

When Republican Governor Sam Brownback used budget tricks to avoiding spending cuts, media pounded him on the front page and…

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Kelly’s KPERS reamortization would cost taxpayers $4.4 billion

For the second straight year, Democratic Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has proposed a KPERS reamortization plan for the Kansas Public…

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Record-setting Sedgwick County overtime has long-term ramifications

Sedgwick County set a new overtime payment record last year $6.9 million, which is 16% more than spent in 2017. …

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Plaintiffs to lawmakers: school funding increase falls short

Less than an hour after lawmakers adopted a school funding plan to add $90 million to public schools next year,…

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Lawmakers, Governor Draw Battle Lines on KPERS Repayment

With unanimous consent in both the Kansas House and Senate, a bill that will repay $115 million to Kansas’s public…

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State budget doesn’t comply with statute

Governor Laura Kelly believes her budget “…restores fundamental principles of Kansas fiscal responsibility” but the state budget she submitted doesn’t…

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Full House To Debate KPERS Re-Amortization Plan

Update: The House voted against the re-amortization plan Thursday afternoon by a vote of 87-36.  Members of the Kansas House…

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KS Senate Set To Repay $115M to KPERS

Kansas senators launched an opening salvo on the budget today, forwarding to final action a bill that would make a…

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327 New KPERS “Millionaires” Join the 2,000 Existing KPERS Millionaires

There are many routes to making a million dollars, but the surest and safest one may be to get a…

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For New Shawnee Mission Super, Salary Is Sweet, Perks Are Sweeter

Parents who once urged their children to go to med school or law school may be redirecting them towards the…

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KS Officials Estimate Rosier Budget Picture

The Kansas Consensus Revenue Estimating Group projects the state will bring in about $220 million more than previously anticipated. The…

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Kansas legislators

Kansas Legislators Speak at Chamber Breakfast

Four legislators say their no votes on tax increase legislation are solid. Kansas. Sen. Molly Baumgardner of Louisburg, Sen. Caryn…

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