IL Govt. Pension Fiasco Sparks Media Coverage

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IL Govt. Pension Fiasco Sparks Media CoverageIllinois, Illinois Press, Items of Interest, Latest, News Releases

by admin on February 19, 2015 with 0 comment

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered his inaugural budget address before the General Assembly yesterday, focusing in part on the government pension debacle afflicting the state. Taxpayers United of America (TUA) has played a large role in publicizing this issue for nearly a decade, and yesterday’s media coverage is helping spread the message like never before…

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We Need More Details and Fewer Speeches, Gov. Rauner!

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We Need More Details and Fewer Speeches, Gov. Rauner!Illinois, Items of Interest, Jared Labell, Latest, News Releases

by admin on February 18, 2015 with 0 comment

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered his first budget address to the General Assembly today, allowing the first-term Republican an opportunity to outline his plan to address the financial catastrophe looming over the taxpayers of Illinois. Taxpayers United of America’s (TUA) director of operations, Jared Labell, said that today’s speech was mostly a replay of Rauner’s State of the State speech delivered just two weeks ago…

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It’s What You Didn’t Say, Governor!

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It’s What You Didn’t Say, Governor!Illinois, Items of Interest, Jared Labell, Latest, News Releases, Pension Reform

by admin on February 4, 2015 with 0 comment

View as PDF Chicago – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered his first State of the State address to the Illinois General Assembly Wednesday, beginning his inaugural term as governor by outlining his own approach to a number of critical issues plaguing taxpayers. Taxpayers United of America’s (TUA) director of operations, Jared Labell, said that today’s …

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Alton Daily News | Six Figure Salary for Staffer

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Alton Daily News | Six Figure Salary for StafferIllinois, Illinois Press, Items of Interest, Latest, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on January 28, 2015 with 0 comment

TUA President Jim Tobin was quoted by the Alton Daily News in a story about Sara Wojcicki Jimenez’ salary. Gov. Bruce Rauner has said he won’t take a salary or benefits. Neither will his wife. That’s not the case for everybody on the team.  Sara Wojcicki Jimenez, a former Springfield television reporter who has more …

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Chicago Police and Fire Pensions: FAIL

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Chicago Police and Fire Pensions: FAILChicago, Items of Interest, Latest, News Releases, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on January 14, 2015 with 6 comments

CHICAGO – Chicagoans aren’t getting their money’s worth for their police and fire departments, according to Illinois’s largest taxpayer organization, Taxpayers United of America (TUA).

“Our study of Chicago police and firefighter pensions shows that we are paying through the nose for a system that has failed us at every level,” said Jim Tobin, president of TUA…

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TAXPAYER ALERT: State Income Tax Hike Possible in January

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TAXPAYER ALERT: State Income Tax Hike Possible in JanuaryItems of Interest, Latest, News Releases, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on December 31, 2014 with 0 comment

Illinois taxpayers may be blindsided by a January vote to make the 67% increase in the state income tax permanent, according to Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America.

“Outgoing Gov. Patrick Quinn (D), whom the Wall Street Journal has called the nation’s worst governor, just won’t go without creating more turmoil in his final days. Quinn has called a special session of the Ill. General Assembly for January 8 that will cost taxpayers $50,000,” said Tobin.

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