Taxpayers United of America on CLTV Friday December 30!

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Taxpayers United of America on CLTV Friday December 30!News Releases

by admin on December 29, 2011 with 0 comment

CHICAGO–Taxpayers United of America (TUA) will appear on CLTV’s ‘Politics Tonight’, Friday December 30 at 6:00 CST. Host Paul Lisnek will interview Andrew Spiegel, noted legal counsel representing TUA in a lawsuit against the Illinois Tollway, along with Rae Ann McNeilly, TUA Director of Outreach, and one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit. TUA filed …

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State-Journal | Open book on pensions

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State-Journal | Open book on pensionsKentucky Press, Press

by admin on December 22, 2011 with 0 comment

TUA’s pension project on Kentucky is featured in this article on the State-Journal. December 22, 2011 Taxpayers United of America is probably barking up the wrong tree if it expects to persuade Kentucky politicians to abandon traditional pensions for future public workers and shift them to 401(k)-style savings accounts. The idea failed to fly in …

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Courier-Journal | Group seeks public pension data

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Courier-Journal | Group seeks public pension dataKentucky Press, Press

by admin on December 21, 2011 with 0 comment

Findings from TUA’s pension project on Louisville, Kentucky, are featured in this article at the Courier-Journal. Members of Taxpayers United of America, a national taxpayer watchdog group, made several stops in Kentucky Tuesday to spread their belief that the amount of pension payouts to individual government workers should be available for public scrutiny and that …

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ABC 7 | Big Ill. Tollway fare hike takes effect Jan. 1

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ABC 7 | Big Ill. Tollway fare hike takes effect Jan. 1Illinois Press, Press

by admin on December 21, 2011 with 1 comment

The following news item from ABC 7 features TUA’s lawsuit against the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority. December 20, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — A judge allowed the tollway authority to go ahead with a massive hike in fees Tuesday. On January 1, 2012, the average Illinois Tollway fare will nearly double. These days most drivers …

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Spit on the Law

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Spit on the LawIL Toll Tax, Latest, News Releases

by admin on December 21, 2011 with 2 comments

Click here to view as a PDF                         Click here to view $100,000-plus salaries each year from tolls CHICAGO–Taxpayers United of America (TUA) President Jim Tobin called Tuesday’s hearing of his lawsuit against the Illinois Tollway Authority a “spectacle,” and labeled Judge Rita Novak’s decision yesterday rejecting an attempt to block the 90% percent tollway tax …

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Chicago Tribue | Judge rejects bid to block toll hike

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Chicago Tribue | Judge rejects bid to block toll hikeIllinois Press, Press

by admin on December 21, 2011 with 0 comment

The following article in the Chicago Tribune features TUA’s lawsuit against the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority. December 21, 2011|By Richard Wronski, Chicago Tribune reporter A Cook County judge on Tuesday rejected an attempt to block the near-doubling of tolls scheduled to take effect Jan. 1 on Illinois tollways. Judge Rita Novak dismissed a lawsuit …

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examiner.com | Lisa Madigan wins her Toll Tax increase

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examiner.com | Lisa Madigan wins her Toll Tax increaseIllinois Press, Press

by admin on December 21, 2011 with 0 comment

The following article in the examiner.com features TUA’s lawsuit against the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority. December 21, 2011. Chicago. Technically, it’s not a tax. The money the people of Illinois pay to use their own highways is actually a user fee. If it were truly a tax, the citizens’ representatives would have had to …

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Note to Kentucky: Top Louisville Government Pension Estimates ReleasedKentucky, Latest, News Releases, Pension Reform

by admin on December 21, 2011 with 0 comment

Click here to view this release as a PDF LOUISVILLE–A report released today by Taxpayers United of America (TUA) reveals that Louisville and Jefferson County government employees are not only receiving generous salaries, but that over a normal lifetime, many of these government employees when they retire will become pension millionaires. Kentucky bureaucrats refuse to …

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Cincinnati.com | Anti-tax group targets N.Ky. public employee pensions

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Cincinnati.com | Anti-tax group targets N.Ky. public employee pensionsKentucky Press, Press

by admin on December 20, 2011 with 0 comment

Findings from TUA’s pension project on Covington, Kentucky, are featured in this article at Cincinnati.com. COVINGTON— Dozens of Northern Kentucky public employees will be “pension millionaires” once they retire, according to estimates released by a national anti-tax group. The Chicago-based Taxpayers United of America looked at employees of Boone County, Kenton County, the counties’ school …

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