Karen Kidd of the Madison-St. Clair Record interviewed Taxpayers United of America’s executive director, Jared Labell, about the chances of longtime Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan stepping down as Speaker and TUA’s letter demanding he do so for the sake of Illinois’ taxpayers. SPRINGFIELD – The number of signatures is growing on a petition urging Illinois
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 9, 2017 View as PDF Chicago, IL – Some Illinois lawmakers are hoping to end the state’s 18-month budget stalemate when they return to Springfield today for a two-day lame-duck session, but raising the Illinois state income tax by $4 billion is not a winning proposal for anyone, especially taxpayers.
Jared Labell, executive director of Taxpayers United of America and the Libertarian Institute, joined CBS Chicago’s Derrick Blakley to comment on the onslaught of taxes Chicago taxpayers face in 2017. The segment can be viewed online at http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/12/29/2017-the-year-of-chicago-tax-increases-fee-hikes-and-more-tax-increases/
For those of us interested in US foreign policy, anniversaries of significant events serve multiple purposes. As libertarians, putting opposition to war at the forefront of our outreach is paramount, both for the sake of ideological consistency and because the permanent warfare state is the primary obstacle to peace and freedom for all. Our history as
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 – Tax Accountability (TA), the political action arm of Taxpayers United of America, urges taxpayers to Vote on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. State and local races are the most critical where your vote always makes a difference. “While many believe that the presidential election is rigged and that your vote doesn’t really matter, the
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
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
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
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
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
View as PDF Chicago – “Safe Roads Amendment” sounds so good. Who could possibly vote against it? However, the measure would be more aptly named, “Safe Revenue for Contractors and Unions” or “The Tax Increase Amendment,” stated Jim Tobin. “Proponents of the amendment see this as a way to increase taxes to benefit their cronies.