TUA Celebrates 40 Years Protecting Taxpayers

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TUA Celebrates 40 Years Protecting Taxpayers Illinois, Items of Interest, Latest

by admin on June 27, 2016 with 0 comment

View as PDF CHICAGO— Today marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of Taxpayers United of America (TUA), a Chicago-based tax watchdog group that has successfully fought taxes at the local, state, and federal levels, while championing the interests of taxpayers. Founded in 1976 by economist and activist Jim Tobin while still employed as a …

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10th Annual Illinois State Pensions Report

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10th Annual Illinois State Pensions Report Illinois, Latest, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on June 23, 2016 with 0 comment

View as PDF CHICAGO—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of their 10th Annual Illinois State Pensions Report, which analyzes Illinois’ General Assembly Retirement System (GARS), Judges’ Retirement System (JRS), Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS), State Universities Retirement System (SURS), State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS), and the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF). Click to …

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CTU Members Agitate for More Tax Increases

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CTU Members Agitate for More Tax Increases Illinois, Latest, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on June 22, 2016 with 0 comment

View as PDF Chicago—Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) members descended upon multiple downtown locations today to demand more taxes and higher taxes for Chicago taxpayers. The “Fund Our Schools Now!” protests culminated at Chicago’s City Hall with demonstrators chanting slogans against Gov. Bruce Rauner (R), Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D), and calling for more tax dollars …

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TUA Fighting $55 Million DeKalb Union-Enriching Boondoggle

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TUA Fighting $55 Million DeKalb Union-Enriching Boondoggle Illinois, Latest, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on June 21, 2016 with 0 comment

View as PDF Chicago— Val W. Zimnicki, representing Taxpayers United of America (TUA) at a meeting of the Illinois Housing Development Authority on June 16, 2016, testified against a proposed $55 million bond issue that would help Seattle-based Security Properties rehab a low-income housing complex in DeKalb, IL. $43 million in bonds would be issued …

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Northwest Herald|Taxpayers United of America’s president talks home rule in Woodstock

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Northwest Herald|Taxpayers United of America’s president talks home rule in Woodstock Illinois Press, Latest, Press

by admin on May 18, 2016 with 0 comment

Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United for America, was quoted by the Northwest Herald about his speech “Home Rule is Home Ruin” presented in Woodstock IL. WOODSTOCK – With the possibility of Woodstock becoming home rule, local voter advocacy group Voters in Action is encouraging residents to be informed and know what the designation could …

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Woodstock Seeks to Reach Further Into Taxpayers’ Pockets

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Woodstock Seeks to Reach Further Into Taxpayers’ Pockets Illinois, Latest, Pension Reform

by admin on May 12, 2016 with 0 comment

Woodstock—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of their updated analysis of salaries and pensions for Woodstock municipal government employees. “Woodstock government bureaucrats are trying to seize the opportunity to steal even more of taxpayers’ hard-earned cash by adopting Home Rule for its greedy empire building,” stated Jim Tobin, TUA president. “There are …

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Wirepoints|The Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund’s Shameful Bragging Tour – WP Original

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Wirepoints|The Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund’s Shameful Bragging Tour – WP Original Illinois Press, Latest, Press

by admin on May 10, 2016 with 0 comment

Taxpayers United of America was quoted about the IMRF pensions by Wirepoints. “Gall: Brazen boldness coupled with impudent assurance and insolence.” –  Merriam-Webster Dictionary By: Mark Glennon* IMRF, the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, went on a “statewide informational tour” last week. It was basically a brag fest. Illinois taxpayers should be appalled. IMRF is the …

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