Crisis and Optimism in Rauner’s Second State of the State Address

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Crisis and Optimism in Rauner’s Second State of the State AddressIllinois, Items of Interest, Latest, Pension Reform, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on January 27, 2016 with 0 comment

View as PDF Chicago—Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered his second State of the State address to the Illinois General Assembly today, beginning his second year as governor by outlining a number of ambitious priorities for his administration in the coming months. Jared Labell, director of operations for Taxpayers United of America (TUA), said that taxpayers …

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Suburban Gov. Pensions Suck the Life Out of Taxpayers

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Suburban Gov. Pensions Suck the Life Out of TaxpayersIllinois, Latest, Pension Reform

by admin on January 26, 2016 with 0 comment

View as PDF CHICAGO—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of their study of the government pensions for Villa Park, Lombard, Elmhurst, and Hillside municipal retirees, as well as local government schools. “These suburban Chicago government retirees are really making out like bandits at the taxpayers’ expense,” said Jim Tobin, founder and president …

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The McDonough County Voice|Tax watchdogs say public pensions ‘stolen’ from taxpayers

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The McDonough County Voice|Tax watchdogs say public pensions ‘stolen’ from taxpayersIllinois Press, Latest, Pension Reform, Press

by admin on January 19, 2016 with 0 comment

Taxpayers United of America’s president, Jim Tobin, was quoted during the latest pension release detailing the pension payouts of public employees in Fulton and McDonough counties by The McDonough County Voice. MACOMB — With much attention being paid statewide on public employees’ salaries, layoffs and sweeping cuts to higher education and services, at least one group …

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Canton Daily Ledger|Watchdog group: County pensions ‘absurd’

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Canton Daily Ledger|Watchdog group: County pensions ‘absurd’Illinois Press, Latest, Pension Reform, Press

by admin on January 14, 2016 with 1 comment

Taxpayers United of America’s president, Jim Tobin, was quoted during the latest pension release detailing the pension payouts as of Feb. 1, 2015, of 1,029 public employees in Fulton and McDonough counties by Canton Daily Ledger Report: Fulton County public pensions range from $20,837 to $109,632 CANTON The president of a taxpayer watchdog group was …

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45 Years of the Madigan Political-Industrial Complex

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45 Years of the Madigan Political-Industrial ComplexIllinois, Items of Interest, Latest, Pension Reform

by admin on January 13, 2016 with 0 comment

View as PDF Chicago—Although the Illinois Senate meets today, House members of the Illinois General Assembly won’t reconvene in Springfield until January 27, the day of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s (R) State of the State address. The House members will be absent because, “the workload was not there,” according to Steve Brown, spokesperson for Illinois House …

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Government Pensions Over-Tax Macomb & Canton Taxpayers

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Government Pensions Over-Tax Macomb & Canton TaxpayersIllinois, Latest, Pension Reform

by admin on January 12, 2016 with 0 comment

View as PDF Canton, IL—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of their study of the government pensions for Macomb, Canton, McDonough and Fulton Counties, Western Illinois University, Spoon River College, and local government schools. “75% of the areas’ local government retirees are getting annual pension payments of more than $50,000!” said Jim …

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McHenry County Blog|Tobin Urges People to Call Wheeler about Taxing Social Security

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McHenry County Blog|Tobin Urges People to Call Wheeler about Taxing Social SecurityIllinois, Illinois Press, Latest, Pension Reform

by admin on January 12, 2016 with 0 comment

Taxpayers United of America’s president, Jim Tobin, wrote a letter urging people to contact State Rep Barbara Wheeler  that was featured in McHenry County Blog. Mailed First Class last week, the envelop below arrived in my mailbox and those of 229 other people on Jim Tobin’s mailing list two days later:         …

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CBS Chicago|Head Of Anti-Tax Group Calls Lake County Pensions Excessive

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CBS Chicago|Head Of Anti-Tax Group Calls Lake County Pensions ExcessiveIllinois, Illinois Press, Latest, Pension Reform, Press

by admin on January 7, 2016 with 0 comment

Taxpayers United of America’s president, Jim Tobin, was interviewed by CBS Chicago about the recent pension study of Lincolnshire, Deerfield and Highland Park. (CBS) — The head of an anti-tax group says the latest government pension survey of Lake County shows some outrageous payouts to retirees, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore. Tobin, founder and president of …

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