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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My Rock River Radio | Taxpayers United of America Says Sauk Valley Taxpayers Are Still Being Robbed

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My Rock River Radio | Taxpayers United of America Says Sauk Valley Taxpayers Are Still Being RobbedIllinois, Illinois Press, Latest, News Releases, Pension Reform, Press

by admin on February 12, 2015 with 1 comment

TUA’s Rae Ann McNeilly and Jared Labell were featured in an article by My Rock River Radio  on the release of pension data for Dixon, Sterling, Lee County and Whiteside County. Is the financial system of state and local governments destined for collapse if a change in the pension system not made immediately.  The group …

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Warning: Illinois’ Cigarette Tax Policy Hazardous to Your Health!

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Warning: Illinois’ Cigarette Tax Policy Hazardous to Your Health!Illinois, Latest, News Releases, Rae Ann McNeilly, Uncategorized

by admin on February 10, 2015 with 0 comment

View as Pdf Chicago – In its latest study that compares cigarette tax rates to cigarette smuggling rates, the Tax Foundation confirms our long-held position that the egregious cigarette tax hikes in Illinois, Cook County, and Chicago promote crime and present greater danger to residents, according to Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “Illinois’ cigarette smuggling …

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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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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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