Stunning Champaign and Decatur Government Pensions Crush Taxpayers Illinois, Items of Interest, Latest, News Releases, Pension Reform, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on November 12, 2014 with 2 comments

Chicago—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of a new study of the pensioners of the Cities of Champaign and Decatur, Macon and Champaign County government schools, Richland Community College, and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. “Hundreds of retired local government retirees are getting multi-million dollar pensions,” stated Rae Ann McNeilly, executive director of TUA…

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Syverson First Republican Legislator to Call for State Income Tax Increase

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Syverson First Republican Legislator to Call for State Income Tax Increase Illinois, Items of Interest, Latest, News Releases

by admin on November 10, 2014 with 0 comment

Chicago—Republican State Senator Dave Syverson, Rockford, IL, is calling for an extension of the state’s 67% “temporary” state income tax increase that is set to roll back to 3.75% on January 1, 2015. According to the president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA), more Republicans may back such a measure now that the election is over…

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411 Victories: Taxpayers Have Spoken!

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411 Victories: Taxpayers Have Spoken! Illinois, Items of Interest, Latest, News Releases, Referenda, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on November 5, 2014 with 0 comment

Chicago – Taxpayers United of America (TUA) helped local activists defeat Home Rule referenda in 5 out of 6 communities. This brings our total Illinois Home Rule referenda victories to 206! We were also successful in defeating 2 of 3 countywide sales tax battles, bringing the total to 205 victories against tax increases!

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Taxpayers United of America Media Coverage Items of Interest, Latest, News Releases

by admin on November 3, 2014 with 0 comment

Following is media coverage for Taxpayers United of America. On October 15th, the Breeze Courier Online, based in Taylorville, Illinois and Christian County’s only daily, reported on TUA’s efforts to defeat home rule referenda on the November 4th ballot in the five suburban-Chicago villages of Barrington, Lake Zurich, Lynwood, Crestwood, and Matteson on November 4th.

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Gov. Pat Quinn, U.S. Sen. Durbin: Corporate Welfare Whores Chicago, Illinois, Latest, News Releases, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on October 30, 2014 with 0 comment

Chicago – “Corporate welfare handouts are not only the antithesis of free markets, but the enduring legacy of state-provided subsidies are the numerous short-term unseen costs and long-term unintended negative consequences that develop from politicization,” said Jared Labell from Taxpayers United of America (TUA). Politicians are uniquely skilled at giving away other people’s money…

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Strong Candidates Round Out the List of Tax Accountability’s 2014 Endorsements Candidate Endorsements, Items of Interest, Latest, News Releases, Tax Accountability

by admin on October 23, 2014 with 0 comment

Chicago—Today, Tax Accountability (TA), the political action arm of Taxpayers United of America (TUA), announced its Illinois candidate endorsements for the November 4, 2014 general election. “This is an important time to elect lawmakers at all levels of government, who promise to vote against any and all tax increases,” said Jim Tobin, president of TA…

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