The Herald-News | Taxpayers United focuses on Will County pensions

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The Herald-News | Taxpayers United focuses on Will County pensionsIllinois, Illinois Press, Latest, Pension Reform, Press

by admin on April 16, 2015 with 0 comment

Taxpayers United of America’s President, Jared Labell, was quoted by The Herald-News in an article about Taxpayers United of America’s recent pension release for Will County and Joliet. Taxpayers United of America on Wednesday put a spotlight on pensions in Will County and Joliet.  The Chicago-based organization said 266 public school retirees are collecting pensions in …

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Killer Taxes Choke the Life Out of Will County

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Killer Taxes Choke the Life Out of Will CountyIllinois, Illinois Press, Latest, News Releases, Pension Reform, Press, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on April 15, 2015 with 0 comment

View as PDF Chicago, IL – Taxpayers United of America (TUA) has released its most recent government pension study exposing individual pensions for Joliet municipal, Will County, Will County government schools, and Joliet Junior College retirees. “Across the 5 state pension funds, there are more than 12,154 government pensioners collecting six-figure pensions and over 85,893 pensioners …

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Get Out and Vote!Items of Interest, Latest

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View as PDF Today is the consolidated election in Illinois and we need all taxpayers to get out and vote! There are well over 100 property tax increase referenda across the state and not a single one of them should pass! Remember that about 80% of local taxes go to salaries and benefits of government …

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Tax Freedom Day Arrives On April 24; Not So Fast, Illinois!

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Tax Freedom Day Arrives On April 24; Not So Fast, Illinois!Illinois, Illinois Press, Latest, Press, Taxpayer Alert

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View as PDF CHICAGO—Tax Freedom Day for the nation arrives on April 24, according to the non-partisan Tax Foundation in Washington, D.C. “Tax Freedom Day is the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay its federal, state, and local tax bill for the year,” said Jim Tobin, President of …

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Legalized Corruption:  Illinois’ Top 200 Government Pensions

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Legalized Corruption: Illinois’ Top 200 Government PensionsIllinois, Latest, Pension Reform, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on April 1, 2015 with 7 comments

View as PDF CHICAGO—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of their updated study of the top 200 pensioners of Illinois state pension funds, including SURS, TRS, IMRF, and GARS. “All 200 of these government pensioners are collecting more than $200,000 dollars a year in taxpayer funded pensions,” stated Jim Tobin, TUA president. “These …

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Daily Herald | The pluses, minuses of educators serving on school boards

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Daily Herald | The pluses, minuses of educators serving on school boardsIllinois, Illinois Press, Items of Interest, Latest, Press

by admin on March 30, 2015 with 1 comment

Taxpayers United of America’s President, Jim Tobin, was quoted by Daily Herald in an article about active or retired education employees using elected positions to benefit their industry. Education industry experience abounds on the Gurnee Elementary District 56 school board. Of the seven elected positions, five seats are filled with members who are retired from school …

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The Register-Mail|Pension problem riles watchdog

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The Register-Mail|Pension problem riles watchdogIllinois, Illinois Press, Latest, News Releases, Pension Reform, Press

by admin on March 26, 2015 with 0 comment

Taxpayers United of America’s Jared Labell was quoted by The Register-Mail on the pension crisis in Illinois GALESBURG — The privately-funded watchdog group Taxpayers United of America released its findings on problematic pensions in local governments Wednesday. Director of Operations Jared Labell isolated two retired educators in Knox County with pensions he said are an …

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