Chicago’s Latest Tobacco Tax Hike Snuffed Out – For Now

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Chicago’s Latest Tobacco Tax Hike Snuffed Out – For Now Chicago, Illinois, Latest, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on February 9, 2016 with 0 comment

View as PDF Chicago—On Monday Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s (D) latest package of tobacco tax hike proposals were stalled after more than three hours of testimony by supporters and opponents before the City Council Finance Committee. Challenges to the tax increases were heard from small business owners, tobacco and cigar associations, and Taxpayers United of America …

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Premier Broadcasting|McCarter Earns Endorsement from Taxpayer Watchdog Group

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Premier Broadcasting|McCarter Earns Endorsement from Taxpayer Watchdog Group Illinois Press, Latest

by admin on February 8, 2016 with 0 comment

TUA president and founder, Jim Tobin, was quoted by Premier Broadcasting about Tax Accountability, Taxpayers United of America’s political action arm, endorsing State Senator Kyle McCarter for Congress. State Senator and candidate for Congress Kyle McCarter secured another endorsement of his 2016 campaign to restore America’s promise through reform and a return to the nation’ …

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It’s Time for CPS to Layoff Teachers

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It’s Time for CPS to Layoff Teachers Illinois, Latest

by admin on February 5, 2016 with 0 comment

View as PDF CHICAGO—The financially troubled Chicago Public Schools (CPS) should lay-off scores of teachers and significantly increase class size to save money, according to the president of one of the nation’s largest taxpayer organizations.  “Study after study has established that there is no appreciable correlation between class size and academic achievement,” said Jim Tobin, …

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Crisis and Optimism in Rauner’s Second State of the State Address

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Crisis and Optimism in Rauner’s Second State of the State Address Illinois, Items of Interest, Latest, Pension Reform, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on January 27, 2016 with 0 comment

View as PDF Chicago—Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered his second State of the State address to the Illinois General Assembly today, beginning his second year as governor by outlining a number of ambitious priorities for his administration in the coming months. Jared Labell, director of operations for Taxpayers United of America (TUA), said that taxpayers …

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Suburban Gov. Pensions Suck the Life Out of Taxpayers

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Suburban Gov. Pensions Suck the Life Out of Taxpayers Illinois, Latest, Pension Reform

by admin on January 26, 2016 with 0 comment

View as PDF CHICAGO—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of their study of the government pensions for Villa Park, Lombard, Elmhurst, and Hillside municipal retirees, as well as local government schools. “These suburban Chicago government retirees are really making out like bandits at the taxpayers’ expense,” said Jim Tobin, founder and president …

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Declare Your Independence|Elections, taxes, the Federal Reserve, and other liberty issues

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Declare Your Independence|Elections, taxes, the Federal Reserve, and other liberty issues Illinois Press, Latest, Press

by admin on January 25, 2016 with 0 comment

TUA president and founder, Jim Tobin, was interviewed on the Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock radio show January 13th 2016. The hour-long discussion covers a range of topics, including government pensions in Arizona and Illinois, upcoming elections, and government tax schemes. Listen to the interview here

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Daily Herald|How St. Charles library had funds to grow despite voters’ rejection

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Daily Herald|How St. Charles library had funds to grow despite voters’ rejection Illinois, Illinois Press, Latest

by admin on January 25, 2016 with 0 comment

Executive Director of Taxpayers United of America, Rae Ann McNeilly, was quoted for a front page synopsis for the Daily Herald on expanding the St Charles Library. Voters said “no” a few years ago to expanding the St. Charles library, but now library officials are pursuing a scaled-back expansion anyway. They say they’ve saved up reserves …

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