The Herald News | Pension issues highlighted in Taxpayers United report

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The Herald News | Pension issues highlighted in Taxpayers United reportIllinois, Illinois Press, Latest, News Releases, Pension Reform, Press

by admin on April 20, 2015 with 0 comment

Taxpayers United of America’s operations director, Jared Labell, was quoted by The Herald-News in an article about Taxpayers United of America’s recent pension release for both Will County and Joliet. The two top police officials in Elwood also get two of the highest pensions from the Joliet Police Department, according to a report last week from …

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Disclosure News Online | WHO’S COLLECTING THE BIGGEST ILLINOIS PENSIONS?

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Disclosure News Online | WHO’S COLLECTING THE BIGGEST ILLINOIS PENSIONS?Illinois, Illinois Press, Latest, News Releases, Pension Reform, Press, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on April 20, 2015 with 0 comment

Taxpayers United of America’s recent study of the top 200 Illinois pensioners was cited by Disclosure News Online. Before getting into the list of individuals with the biggest pensions in Illinois, here’s a look at the average pension payout in the state’s five pension systems and the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (you can view the rest of the …

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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 1 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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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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Knox County Government Pensions are Scandalous

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Knox County Government Pensions are ScandalousIllinois, Illinois Press, Latest, News Releases, Pension Reform, Press, Taxpayer Alert

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View as PDF Galesburg, IL – Taxpayers United of America (TUA) has released their most recent government pension study exposing individual pensions for Galesburg municipal, Knox County, Knox County government schools, and Carl Sandburg College retirees. “It’s no ‘phony scandal’ that government pensions are failed and taking their toll on Knox County taxpayers,” stated TUA’s operations …

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Taxpayers Oppose 7 Property Tax Increase Referenda April 7

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Taxpayers Oppose 7 Property Tax Increase Referenda April 7Illinois, Illinois Press, Latest, News Releases, Pension Reform, Press

by admin on March 24, 2015 with 0 comment

View as PDF Chicago – Government bureaucrats in Broadview, Shorewood, Shiloh, and New Baden have placed referenda on the April 7, 2015 ballot for voters to approve Home Rule status for these villages. According to Taxpayers United of America (TUA), Home Rule means higher taxes. “I like to call it ‘Home Ruin,’” said Jim Tobin, president …

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Media Coverage of Midwest Government Pension Tension

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Media Coverage of Midwest Government Pension TensionChicago, Illinois, Illinois Press, Items of Interest, Jared Labell, Latest, News Releases, Pension Reform, Press

by admin on March 11, 2015 with 0 comment

For nearly a decade, Taxpayers United of America (TUA) has played a critical role in publicizing the government pension crisis that has developed around the country and particularly in Illinois, where TUA was founded and currently based. With the shifting political climate in the state and the election of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner last November, who has stirred up the political class by taking a hardline approach to solving the government pension debacle without raising taxes, taxpayers are seeing more favorable news coverage opposing the lavish government pension system than ever before…

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