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American Legislative Exchange Council| The Williams Report: A look at fiscal headlines from statehouses nationwide

American Legislative Exchange Council| The Williams Report: A look at fiscal headlines from statehouses nationwide

Taxpayers United of America’s Executive Director, Jared Labell, was quoted by American Legislative Exchange Council about pension reform. State Budgets Illinois: Governor Signs Stopgap Budget — But Relief from Stalemate Proves Temporary A deal cut by Illinois lawmakers and Governor Bruce Rauner will keep state government running for another six months. Just minutes after the

Government Pensions Gobbling Up Tax Dollars in Henry County

Government Pensions Gobbling Up Tax Dollars in Henry County

View as PDF Geneseo, IL – Taxpayers United of America (TUA) has released its most recent government pension study exposing individual pensions for Henry County government retirees, as well as Geneseo and Kewanee municipal, local school, and police retirees. “There are more than 240 retired government teachers in Henry County collecting pensions that will accrue

Woodstock Seeks to Reach Further Into Taxpayers’ Pockets

Woodstock Seeks to Reach Further Into Taxpayers’ Pockets

View as PDF Woodstock—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of their updated analysis of salaries and pensions for Woodstock municipal government employees. “Woodstock government bureaucrats are trying to seize the opportunity to steal even more of taxpayers’ hard-earned cash by adopting Home Rule for its greedy empire building,” stated Jim Tobin, TUA

Illinois’ SURS Schooling Taxpayers

Illinois’ SURS Schooling Taxpayers

View as PDF CHICAGO—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of their updated analysis of Illinois’ State Universities Retirement System (SURS). “SURS is in dire need of significant pension reform, much like the other Illinois state pension funds. But since individual SURS retirees are some of the highest paid employees, and therefore biggest

Illinois’ SERS – Unchecked State-Sponsored Theft

Illinois’ SERS – Unchecked State-Sponsored Theft

View as PDF CHICAGO—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of their updated analysis of Illinois’ State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS). “SERS is the third largest of the government employee pension funds in Illinois, but in some ways, it’s even more efficient at stealing wealth from hard-working taxpayers for the benefit of the

Madison Record|Haine and Haida among top IMRF beneficiaries in state; Though adequately funded, critic says pension system ‘just as efficient at stealing taxpayer wealth’

Madison Record|Haine and Haida among top IMRF beneficiaries in state; Though adequately funded, critic says pension system ‘just as efficient at stealing taxpayer wealth’

President and founder of Taxpayers United of America (TUA), Jim Tobin, was quoted by Madison Record about the latest IMRF Pension data release. The top Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) beneficiaries in Madison and St. Clair counties are among the state’s highest paid. And both of them – a lawmaker and a judge – are

Madison Record|Taxpayers’ advocate trounces Illinois Teachers Retirement System: ‘Nothing compares to its fraud, waste and abuse’

Madison Record|Taxpayers’ advocate trounces Illinois Teachers Retirement System: ‘Nothing compares to its fraud, waste and abuse’

President and Founder of Taxpayers United of America (TUA), Jim Tobin, was quoted by Madison Record about the recent Teacher’s Retirement System pension data release. Former O’Fallon Township High School Superintendent Russell Clover who earns $185,465 in retirement is among the highest paid beneficiaries of the Teachers Retirement System (TRS), according to the Taxpayers United

State Data Lab|The Ruling Class: Judges’ Retirement System

State Data Lab|The Ruling Class: Judges’ Retirement System

State Data Lab, a project by Truth In Accounting, featured Taxpayers United of America’s recent JRS data release. Includes “… “Our analysis of JRS reveals more of the same taxpayer abuse that we have found across the state’s government pension system. Not only do these judges benefit from the redistribution of taxpayer wealth, they also

Northwest Herald|From the Editor’s Desk: Five land on top 200 teachers’ pension list

Northwest Herald|From the Editor’s Desk: Five land on top 200 teachers’ pension list

Taxpayers United of America’s data release of the top 200 Illinois Teacher’s Retirement System pensions was used by Northwest Herald. Five McHenry County educators appear on the latest Taxpayers United of America’s top 200 Illinois Teachers’ Retirement System pensioners list, which was released Wednesday. TUA is a tax accountability organization led by President Jim Tobin.

Medill Reports Chicago|As state’s finances sink, anti-tax group lets barbs, blame fly

Medill Reports Chicago|As state’s finances sink, anti-tax group lets barbs, blame fly

Taxpayers United of America’s president, Jim Tobin, was quoted by Medill Reports Chicago about the latest data release of the top 200 Illinois Teachers’ Retirement System pensions.. Taxpayers United of America President Jim Tobin called Wednesday for Illinois taxpayers to oust Speaker of the House Michael Madigan in the upcoming March primary. As lawmakers continue

Madison Record|Taxpayers’ advocate says under-funded Judicial Retirement System rife with conflicts of interest

Madison Record|Taxpayers’ advocate says under-funded Judicial Retirement System rife with conflicts of interest

Taxpayers United of America’s president, Jim Tobin, was quoted by Madison Record about the latest pension data release of the Illinois Judicial Retirement System. Most of the state’s public pension systems are perilously under-funded, and the Illinois Judicial Retirement System (JRS) is no exception. Taxpayers United of America (TUA) recently analyzed JRS data and found

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