Wisconsin Reporter | Are cops robbing Wisconsin taxpayers?Press, Wisconsin Press

by admin on January 31, 2013 with 0 comment

Rae Ann McNeilly, Executive Director of Taxpayers United for America, was quoted in a story in the Wisconsin Reporter on Milwaukee’s police pensions. By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON – Fewer cops, fatter pensions. That appears to be the scenario playing out in Milwaukee and cities nationwide, a point Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett seemed to …

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Myths About Average Government Pension$ DebunkedIllinois, Latest

by admin on January 30, 2013 with 1 comment

View Release as PDF CHICAGO—Illinois politicians and government union bosses are trying to deflect criticism of their lavish, gold-plated pensions by throwing out a deceptive “average” pension figure of $30,000, according to the president of one of the country’s largest taxpayer organizations “The government unions are desperate to confuse taxpayers and the news media,” said …

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Wilmette School District 39 Fails To Provide Evidence That Its April 2011 Referendum Ballot Language “Followed Illinois Law”Illinois, Latest, Lawsuits, Oak Park-Wilmette

by admin on January 28, 2013 with 1 comment

View as PDF CONTACT: Herbert Sorock (847) 251-8955 (h) email: h.sorock@gmail.com WILMETTE, IL –Wilmette School District 39 has failed to substantiate its December 3, 2012, claim in a media release that its April 2011 referendum ballot language “correctly followed Illinois law as it existed at that time.” On January 18, 2013, Sorock submitted a written …

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Chicago Tribune | U.S. OKs turning Elgin-O’Hare into tollwayIllinois Press, Press

by admin on January 25, 2013 with 0 comment

Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United for America, was quoted in the Chicago Tribune on turning the Elgin-O’Hare into a tollway.  The federal government has signed off on an agreement allowing the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway to be converted into a tollway, officials said this week. The decision will give the Illinois Tollway the authority to include …

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Daily Herald | Conviction for molesting girl doesn’t stop retired Round Lake Beach cop’s pensionIllinois Press, Press

by admin on January 20, 2013 with 0 comment

Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United for America, was quoted in an article from the Daily Herald on a convicted sex offender receiving a taxpayer-funded pension.  Round Lake Beach taxpayers continue to provide a pension to a now-retired police officer who was convicted of molesting a 16-year-old girl while off duty and is on a …

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Hundreds of DeKalb Government Retirees Become Multi-Millionaires at Taxpayer ExpenseIllinois, Latest, News Releases

by admin on January 16, 2013 with 0 comment

View as PDF DeKalb—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of a new pension study of the employees of the City of DeKalb, DeKalb County, DeKalb County government schools, and Northern Illinois University. “Illinois lawmakers continue their abuse of taxpayers by ignoring the number one budgetary problem in the state,” said Jim Tobin, …

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