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Stop Oak Park and River Forest District 200 from Raising Our Property Taxes on December 20!

Brought to you by:  Protect District 200 Property Taxpayers Barb Langer, Ph.D., Founder and Barry Epstein, Ph.D., CPA, Forensic Accountant Contact:  NoNewTax@att.net The Board of Education (BOE) for Oak Park-River Forest High School (OPRFHS) District 200 (D200) in Oak Park, Illinois, said on November 15 that D200 will pass a 2.5% property tax increase on

Illinois' HB6258 is a Quacker – Lame Pension Reform for Lame Ducks

View release as PDF CHICAGO–The proposed reform of the Ill. government employee pension system, HB6258 is described by some Springfield politicians as “bold,” but is actually lame and largely ineffectual, according to Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “The so-called pension reform bill proposed by St. Rep. Elaine Nektriz (D-Northbrook) and St.

Wilmette School District 39 Continues to Mislead Public, Cover Up Illegal Ballot Language

View release as a PDF WILMETTE, IL – Despite a recent change to the property tax code that clarifies how property tax increases are calculated, Wilmette School District 39 is choosing to continue its campaign to mislead residents over the illegal ballot language they used in a recent referendum that underestimated tax increases by more

Christian County Government Pensions – the Stuff Dreams are Made of!

View release as a PDF Taylorville—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of a new pension study for the Christian County government teachers and employees, and Taylorville municipal employees. “Illinois lawmakers continue their abuse of taxpayers by ignoring the number one budgetary problem in the state,” stated Jim Tobin, president of TUA. “Illinois

Gold Found in Springfield, IL!

View release as a PDF Springfield—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of a new pension study for the Illinois General Assembly, Springfield municipal government employees, Sangamon County government teachers and the University of Illinois. “Illinois lawmakers continue their abuse of taxpayers by ignoring the number one budgetary problem in the state,” stated

Colorado Watchdog | CO: Lawmakers battle secret pension issue

Colorado Watchdog | CO: Lawmakers battle secret pension issue

Rae Ann McNeilly, Executive Director for Taxpayers United for America, was quoted in an article by Colorado Watchdog on the lack of transparency in the state pension system. Public employee pension data is so secret in Colorado that even State Treasurer Walker Stapleton was denied access when he wanted to evaluate a pension fund’s long-term viability. So Stapleton

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