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State and Local Election Victories for Tax Accountability Endorsed Candidates 11/8!

State and Local Election Victories for Tax Accountability Endorsed Candidates 11/8!

Chicago – Tax Accountability (TA), the political action arm of Taxpayers United of America, congratulates taxpayers for electing numerous TA endorsed candidates in the general election held on Tuesday, November 8. “2016 has been a year full of surprises,” said Jim Tobin, Chairman of TA. “The Cubs won the World Series, President-elect Donald Trump turned the

Chicago Police Department Threatens Taxpayers and Promotes Insecurity

Chicago Police Department Threatens Taxpayers and Promotes Insecurity

View as PDF Chicago, IL – Security comes at a price, but sometimes costs outweigh the supposed benefits. Chicago Police Department (CPD) retirees are costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars in annual retirement pensions, and a number of retired CPD officers collecting pensions are responsible for hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements for

Tazewell Taxpayers Trounced by Government Pensions

Tazewell Taxpayers Trounced by Government Pensions

View as PDF East Peoria, IL – Taxpayers United of America (TUA) has released its most recent government pension study exposing individual pensions for Tazewell County government retirees, as well as Pekin municipal, Tazewell County and Tazewell County government schools, Illinois Central College, and Pekin police and fire retirees. “There are more than 30 government

Morton Times-News | Reform group reveals Pekin-area pensions

Morton Times-News | Reform group reveals Pekin-area pensions

President and Founder of Taxpayers United of America’s, Jim Tobin, was quoted by Morton Times-News about the recent pensions analysis of Pekin and Tazewell County released by TUA. A Chicago-based tax reform group found no surprises when it studied pensions that retired Pekin-area government workers receive, its top official said Tuesday. Just “the same blood-sucking

Daily Herald | Opposition surfaces for Round Lake Park police pension proposal

Daily Herald | Opposition surfaces for Round Lake Park police pension proposal

Jim Tobin, President and Founder of Taxpayers United of America was featured in an article by The Daily Herald about opposing the Round Lake Park referendum. Formal opposition has surfaced regarding a Round Lake Park ballot initiative seeking permission to borrow $5.4 million to boost the police pension fund. Taxpayers United of America’s Chicago branch

Madison St Clair Record | More protests planned by Illinois taxpayers looking for change

Madison St Clair Record | More protests planned by Illinois taxpayers looking for change

The latest protest by the groups Taxpayers United of America and the Illinois Tax Revolution was covered by Madison St. Clair Record. CHICAGO – More protests are being planned by Illinois taxpayers seeking relief from steep property tax increases. Protests are being led by Taxpayers United of America and the Illinois Tax Revolution in an

Susana Mendoza is No taxpayer Watchdog

Susana Mendoza is No taxpayer Watchdog

View as PDF Chicago — Susana Mendoza, current Chicago City Clerk and Democratic candidate for Illinois Comptroller, is claiming to be a taxpayer watchdog on the campaign trail, but as a six-term state representative, her record proves otherwise. “Former state representative Susana Mendoza has said that she is a taxpayer watchdog, and she continues to

Omaha World-Herald | To move its HQ to Chicago, ConAgra settled for less than half the $28.5M in incentives that Nebraska was willing to offer

Omaha World-Herald | To move its HQ to Chicago, ConAgra settled for less than half the $28.5M in incentives that Nebraska was willing to offer

Jared Labell, Executive Director of Taxpayers United of America was interviewed by Omaha World-Herald about ConAgra’s move to Chicago and the inecentives Illinois provided. ConAgra Foods wanted to move its headquarters to Chicago so badly that the company took a pass on an estimated $28.5 million in incentives Nebraska would have offered to keep it

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