Chicago Teacher Pensions Exacerbate City’s Property Tax Hikes

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Chicago Teacher Pensions Exacerbate City’s Property Tax Hikes Illinois, Latest

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View as PDF CHICAGO—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of its study of the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund (CTPF). The study evaluates data collected for more than 25,000 individual pension recipients through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, analyzes the overall solvency of the pension fund, and explains how these findings relate …

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Sangamon Sun|Legal experts: Mautino should lose pension if convicted

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Sangamon Sun|Legal experts: Mautino should lose pension if convicted Illinois Press, Latest, Press

by admin on July 25, 2016 with 0 comment

Taxpayers United of America’s Executive Director, Jared Labell, was quoted by Sangamon Sun about Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino’s state and federal investigations into questionable campaign spending. Following a recent move by Illinois lawmakers to have Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino removed from office amid state and federal investigations into questionable campaign spending during his …

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American Legislative Exchange Council| The Williams Report: A look at fiscal headlines from statehouses nationwide

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American Legislative Exchange Council| The Williams Report: A look at fiscal headlines from statehouses nationwide Illinois Press, Latest, Pension Reform, Press

by admin on July 20, 2016 with 0 comment

Taxpayers United of America’s Executive Director, Jared Labell, was quoted by American Legislative Exchange Council about pension reform. State Budgets Illinois: Governor Signs Stopgap Budget — But Relief from Stalemate Proves Temporary A deal cut by Illinois lawmakers and Governor Bruce Rauner will keep state government running for another six months. Just minutes after the …

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Illinois News Network|Federal workers paid for union time

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Illinois News Network|Federal workers paid for union time Illinois Press, Latest, Press

by admin on July 20, 2016 with 0 comment

Taxpayers United of America’s Executive Director, Jared Labell, was quoted by Illinois News Network about union influences on federal agencies. The practice of federal agencies providing employees to work on behalf of unions is being questioned in a new report recently published by the Americans for Limited Government Foundation. The report, created through Freedom of …

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Sangamon Sun|Report: State pension reform needed to avoid ‘catastrophic’ fate

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Sangamon Sun|Report: State pension reform needed to avoid ‘catastrophic’ fate Illinois Press, Latest, Press

by admin on July 20, 2016 with 0 comment

Taxpayers United of America’s Executive Director, Jared Labell, was quoted by Sangamon Sun about TUA’s 10th Annual Illinois State Pension Report. Taxpayers United of America (TUA) recently released its 10th Annual Illinois State Pensions Report examining the state’s General Assembly Retirement System (GARS), Judges’ Retirement System (JRS), Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS), State Universities Retirement System …

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Madison County Record|The very expensive and cynical lesson David Werner taught us

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Madison County Record|The very expensive and cynical lesson David Werner taught us Illinois Press, Latest, Press, Uncategorized

by admin on July 20, 2016 with 0 comment

Data from Taxpayers United of America’s recent 10th Annual Illinois State Pension Report was used by Madison County Record in an article about David Werner’s outstanding pension paid for by tax dollars. More than 100,000 Illinoisans have graduated from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville during its nearly 60 years of operation. As chancellor from 1998 to 2004, …

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Quad City Online|Taxpayers United founder, in Geneseo, attacks Illinois pensions

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Quad City Online|Taxpayers United founder, in Geneseo, attacks Illinois pensions Illinois Press, Latest, Press

by admin on July 15, 2016 with 0 comment

Taxpayers United of America’s founder and President, Jim Tobin, was quoted by Quad City Online about his speech in Henry County about the pension funding crisis. GENESEO — The founder of the 40-year-old non-profit Taxpayers United of America on Tuesday railed against public-employee pensions, terming them an unfair burden for private citizens who earn much …

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Madison Record|Report: Union employee funding practice costs taxpayers

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Madison Record|Report: Union employee funding practice costs taxpayers Illinois Press, Latest, Press

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Taxpayers United of America’s Executive Director, Jared Labell, was quoted by Madison Record about the cost to taxpayers for union fundings. CHICAGO – A recent report reveals the legal practice of “official time,” under which government agencies pay staff on a full-time basis to work for a labor union rather than for taxpayers, comes with …

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