Illinois Budget Impasse Preferable to Business as Usual

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Illinois Budget Impasse Preferable to Business as UsualIllinois, Items of Interest, Latest, Pension Reform, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on July 30, 2015 with 0 comment

View as PDF  Chicago—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) released five analyses of the ongoing Illinois budget dispute over the past two weeks, outlining various ways the Illinois General Assembly and Governor Bruce Rauner (R) could implement reforms to pass the state’s first balanced budget since 2001. “Taxpayers need Illinois’ political class to properly address the …

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Easy Budget Relief – Abolish Illinois Dept. of Commerce

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Easy Budget Relief – Abolish Illinois Dept. of CommerceIllinois, Items of Interest, Latest, Pension Reform, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on July 29, 2015 with 0 comment

View as PDF Chicago—The president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today urged the Illinois General Assembly to abolish the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), rather than adopt ineffectual measures that would only perpetuate what he called “a corporate welfare institution of monstrous proportions.” “While the Ill. House of Representatives passed House Bill …

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Put Export-Import Bank Out of Its Misery!

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Put Export-Import Bank Out of Its Misery!Items of Interest, Latest, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on July 28, 2015 with 0 comment

View as PDF Chicago—The president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today urged members of the U.S. House of Representatives to vote against reviving the charter of the Export-Import Bank. The U.S. Senate voted on July 26, 2015, to resurrect the bank by amending a highway funding bill. “The Export-Import Bank is the mother lode of …

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Easy Budget Relief – Downsize State Police

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Easy Budget Relief – Downsize State PoliceIllinois, Items of Interest, Latest, Pension Reform, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on July 22, 2015 with 1 comment

View as PDF Chicago—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released its analysis of the impact of the Illinois State Police on the state’s budget. “Illinois has the most bloated state police force in the region,” stated president of TUA, Jim Tobin. “According to the most recent BLS Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, …

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No Budget Relief Without Budget Reform

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No Budget Relief Without Budget ReformIllinois, Items of Interest, Latest, Pension Reform, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on July 21, 2015 with 0 comment

Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of its analysis of the State of Illinois’ General Funds, Special State Funds, Revolving Funds, and the Highway Funds appropriations, outlining the scope of the ongoing budget crisis and the failure of the Illinois General Assembly to enact serious spending cuts.

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Policy group offers plan to fix Illinois pension problems|The State Journal-Register

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Policy group offers plan to fix Illinois pension problems|The State Journal-RegisterIllinois Press, Latest

by admin on June 24, 2015 with 0 comment

TUA’s Jared Labell was quoted by The State Journal-Register about battling the state’s pension crisis, during the pension release of Springfield and Sangamon County. The director of a conservative fiscal policy interest group thinks he has a plan to shore up Illinois’ pension woes. Taxpayers United of America Director of Operations Jared Labell said in …

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