Politicians & Unions—Lying to Ill. Taxpayers About Gov’t Pensions Since ’95Illinois, Latest, Pension Reform

by admin on June 27, 2012 with 3 comments

View release as a PDF CHICAGO–Politicians and government-employee unions have been lying to Illinois taxpayers about government pension plans and their problems since 1995, charges levied by pension analyst and Taxpayers United of America (TUA) Director of Research Bill Zettler in his landmark book, “Illinois Pension Scam,” published on April 1, 2012. And, according to …

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Nevada Government Pension Estimates Produce Excellent Press Coverage for TUA

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Nevada Government Pension Estimates Produce Excellent Press Coverage for TUALatest, Nevada, Pension Reform

by admin on June 27, 2012 with 0 comment

View release as a PDF Last week, Taxpayers United of America released the top pension amounts for Nevada state employees. Director of Outreach, Rae Ann McNeilly, held two well-attended press conferences in the state, one in Las Vegas and the other in Carson City. Five network TV stations were in attendance and the resulting press …

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Patriot Post | Spending Drives North Las Vegas to Declare State of Emergency

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Patriot Post | Spending Drives North Las Vegas to Declare State of EmergencyNevada Press, Press

by admin on June 26, 2012 with 0 comment

Findings from TUA’s pension project on Las Vegas, Nevada, are featured in this article from the Patriot Post. The blossoming battle over unsustainable levels of compensation for government union workers has shifted to Nevada. On June 1st, the North Las Vegas City Council granted the city manager special authority to suspend parts of union contracts in order to …

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Chicago Tribune | Study calls for probing of political corruption in more than 60 suburbs

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Chicago Tribune | Study calls for probing of political corruption in more than 60 suburbsIllinois Press, Press

by admin on June 26, 2012 with 0 comment

Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America, was quoted in the Chicago Tribune for the following article on a proposed inspector general for the suburbs. A proposal to create an inspector general for the suburbs drew skeptical reactions Monday, as officeholders and taxpayer watchdogs questioned how the position would work and whether it’s necessary. …

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Suburban Teacher/Administrator Crosses Swords with TUA on PensionsIllinois, Items of Interest, Latest, Pension Reform

by admin on June 25, 2012 with 0 comment

View release as a PDF “Dave,” presumably a teacher or administrator in a Northwest-suburban school district, using the district’s e-mail address and most likely a school computer paid-for by taxpayers, sent the following rather slipshod e-mail to TUA President Jim Tobin: “I read your remarks made about teachers receiving a greater pension then [sic] ]people …

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KRNV News 4 | Groups fears “staggering” public employee pension payouts

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KRNV News 4 | Groups fears “staggering” public employee pension payoutsNevada Press, Press

by admin on June 20, 2012 with 0 comment

Finding from TUA’s pension project on Las Vegas, Nevada, are featured in this story from KRNV News 4. To see video of the story, click on the image below. CARSON CITY, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) – A taxpayer watchdog group is calling for reform of the Public Employees Retirement System after claiming to have uncovered some, …

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KTNV Channel 13 Action News | Report: Nevada’s lavish pensions are unsustainable

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KTNV Channel 13 Action News | Report: Nevada’s lavish pensions are unsustainableNevada Press, Press

by admin on June 20, 2012 with 0 comment

Findings from TUA’s pension project on Las Vegas, Nevada, are featured in this story from KTNV Channel 13 Action News. To see video of the story, click on the image below. Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) – A government watchdog group is sounding the alarm about what they call Nevada’s “lavish” pension system. Taxpayers United of America says …

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Las Vegas Sun | Examination of public employee pensions raises eyebrows, questions about accuracy

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Las Vegas Sun | Examination of public employee pensions raises eyebrows, questions about accuracyNevada Press, Press

by admin on June 20, 2012 with 0 comment

Finding from TUA’s pension project on Las Vegas, Nevada, are featured in this article at the Las Vegas Sun. While the state retirement system appeals a court order to release individual pension data, a privately funded nonprofit group has taken it upon itself to estimate pensions for hundreds of public employees throughout local and state …

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Nevada’s Staggering Government Pension System Revealed!Latest, Nevada, Pension Reform

by admin on June 19, 2012 with 1 comment

View release as a PDF CARSON CITY—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released estimated pension payouts for Carson City area and Nevada government employees. Nevada refuses to release actual government pensions, ignoring citizens’ right to review all payments funded by taxes. TUA calculated estimated pensions for government employees based on actual salaries of current government …

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