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Monthly Archives: November 2012

AG Lisa Madigan Provides Strong Arm in Commuter Shakedown

View release as a PDF Chicago – Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today submitted notice to the Illinois Court of Appeals 1st District, of its intent to withdraw its complaint against the Illinois Toll Authority for the allegedly illegal continuation and increase of the Illinois toll tax. “The law that originally permitted this toll tax

IllinoisPolicy.org | Home rule repealed in Westmont, rejected in 4 other communities

IllinoisPolicy.org | Home rule repealed in Westmont, rejected in 4 other communities

TUA’s work in helping Westmont activists repeal Home Rule was featured on the Illinois Policy Institute’s blog. Many local voters didn’t realize it, but residents of Westmont, Ill., made history during last week’s election. By a vote of 51.5 percent to 48.5 percent, Westmont became the first Illinois community to repeal a municipality’s home rule power

River Cities Reader | The Pension Time Bomb: Why Public-Sector Retiree Benefits Need to Change, and the Barriers to Meaningful Reform

River Cities Reader | The Pension Time Bomb: Why Public-Sector Retiree Benefits Need to Change, and the Barriers to Meaningful Reform

TUA’s ongoing study on Illinois’ pension system was featured in the River Cities Reader. A riddle: What do you get if you add $209 billion to $54 billion to $15 billion? If you answered “a lot,” you’re correct and not particularly inclined toward math. If you answered $278 billion, you’re adept at arithmetic and correct,

Quincy Herald-Whig | Leader of taxpayer group lashes out at high government pensions in Illinois

Quincy Herald-Whig | Leader of taxpayer group lashes out at high government pensions in Illinois

TUA’s government pension study on Adams County, Illinois, was featured in the Quincy Herald-Whig. A spokesman for Taxpayers United of America came to Quincy Tuesday to lash out at the high pensions being paid to many school, county and city retirees. Jim Tobin, the TUA’s president, held a news conference where he called for reforms

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