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Chris Tobe is a respected pension consultant and successful author of “Kentucky Fried Pensions.”

22 years ago, I was hired out of the private sector to work for Kentucky State Auditor Ed Hatchett on Kentucky Pensions. I have been the leading independent expert on Kentucky Pensions since and have been active on legislation to improve transparency & accountability. It was my suggestion in 2013 that led to legislation that the KY State Auditor be required to do an audit of the major systems every 5 years, because of superficial outside audits.

My expectation from the Auditors office was a tough thorough audit, not another whitewash. To my horror, the quietly released KRS audit by Mike Harmon during the holidays (Dec.19) seems to be just another partisan whitewash with minimal impact. It conveniently missed an illegal investment chairman making illegal investments who happens to have given the Governor a good deal on a mansion. My first action as the new Auditor in January 2020 would be to do an updated tough thorough audit of KRS to replace the weak work of Auditor Harmon.

22 years ago, I was hired out of the private sector to work for Kentucky State Auditor Ed Hatchett on Kentucky Pensions. I have been the leading independent expert on Kentucky Pensions since and have been active on legislation to improve transparency & accountability. It was my suggestion in 2013 that led to legislation that the KY State Auditor be required to do an audit of the major systems every 5 years, because of superficial outside audits.

My expectation from the Auditors office was a tough thorough audit, not another whitewash. To my horror, the quietly released KRS audit by Mike Harmon during the holidays (Dec.19) seems to be just another partisan whitewash with minimal impact. It conveniently missed an illegal investment chairman making illegal investments who happens to have given the Governor a good deal on a mansion. My first action as the new Auditor in January 2020 would be to do an updated tough thorough audit of KRS to replace the weak work of Auditor Harmon.

Chris Tobe is a respected pension consultant and successful author of “Kentucky Fried Pensions.”