Archive for July, 2012

Taxpayers Struggle to Support Stunning Tucson Government Pensions

View release as a PDF TUCSON—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of a new pension study of Tucson government retirees. “Arizona lawmakers have made modest attempts to undo the damage of administrations past, that have made budget-crushing deals with union bosses whose only concern is their own job security,” stated Jim Tobin, [...]


Taxpayers Struggle To Support Stunning Phoenix Government Pensions

View release as a PDF PHOENIX—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of a new pension study of Phoenix and Arizona State government retirees. “Arizona lawmakers have made modest attempts to undo the damage of administrations past, that have made budget-crushing deals with union bosses whose only concern is their own job security,” [...]


Florida Pension Estimates Produce Great Press Coverage for TUA

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View release as a PDF Last week, Taxpayers United of America released the top pension amounts for Florida government employees. Director of Outreach, Rae Ann McNeilly, held press conferences in Miami, Orlando, Tallahassee, and Jacksonville. TUA received the following great press coverage: WCTV Eyewitness News | Group Says Florida’s Pension Systems are Crushing the Middle [...]


Illegal Electioneering OK in Crook County

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View release as a PDF CHICAGO – Judge Leroy K. Martin, Jr, today granted Riverside Brookfield SD 208’s motion to dismiss the case against them filed by Taxpayers United of America (TUA) and Anthony Peraica for illegal electioneering in the April 5, 2011 election to pass a property tax referendum. Despite the admission of the [...]


Court to Hear Oral Arguments in Suit Against Riverside-Brookfield Dist 208

View release as a PDF CHICAGO–A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 10:45 am in Room 2008 of the Daley Center. Judge Leroy K. Martin, Jr. will hear arguments on Riverside Brookfield School Dist 208’s motion to dismiss the complaint of illegal electioneering levied against them by Taxpayers United of America (TUA) [...]


1787 Radio Network | Liberty Underground featuring Rae Ann McNeilly

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Rae Ann McNeilly, Director of Outreach for Taxpayers United for America, appeared on Liberty Underground at the 1787 Radio Network to discuss findings from the Florida pension project.


West Orlando Online News | Study: Florida Government Pensions Crushing Middle Class

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Findings from TUA’s pension project on Orlando, Florida, are featured in this article from the West Orlando Online News. A just-released study by the Taxpayers United of America (TUA) finds that some Orlando government employees and Orange County government teachers are on track to collect huge pension payouts, and if Florida’s current government pension systems continue, [...]


TheLedger.com | Battle Looms Over State Pensions

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Findings from TUA’s pension project on Tallahassee, Florida, are featured in this article from TheLedger.com. Florida’s pension plan for public workers faces a legal showdown in early September before the state’s highest court. On the morning of Sept. 7, the Florida Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case in which the justices will decide the [...]


WCTV Eyewitness News | Group Says Florida’s Pension Systems are Crushing the Middle Class

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Findings from TUA’s pension project on Tallahassee, Florida, are featured in this story from WCTV Eyewitness News. To see video of the story, click on the image below.


Jacksonville Hides Stunning Government Pension Payments from Taxpayers

View release as a PDF JACKSONVILLE—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) released estimated pension payouts for Jacksonville and Duval County government employees and Duval County government teachers. Florida 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 [...]


Tallahassee Hides Stunning Government Pension Payments from Taxpayers

View release as a PDF TALLAHASSEE—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) released estimated pension payouts for Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida State, University of Florida government employees and Leon County government teachers. Florida refuses to release actual government pensions, ignoring citizens’ right to review all payments funded by taxes. TUA calculated estimated pensions for government employees based [...]


Orlando Hides Stunning Government Pension Payments from Taxpayers

View release as a PDF ORLANDO—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) released estimated pension payouts for Orlando government employees and Orange County government teachers. Florida 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 employees [...]


Miami Hides Stunning Government Pension Payments from Taxpayers

View release as a PDF MIAMI—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) released estimated pension payouts for Miami and Dade County government employees as well as Miami-Dade government teachers. Florida 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 [...]


Daily Herald | Suburban police sweeps fall short of grant expectations

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Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America, was quoted in a Daily Herald article on 4th of July federal grants. Algonquin police received $8,617 in federal grants last year to beef up patrols for drunken drivers and seat belt scofflaws in the two weeks leading up to the Fourth of July holiday. Despite the [...]