Illinois Budget Impasse Preferable to Business as Usual

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Illinois Budget Impasse Preferable to Business as UsualIllinois, Items of Interest, Latest, Pension Reform, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on July 30, 2015 with 0 comment

View as PDF  Chicago—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) released five analyses of the ongoing Illinois budget dispute over the past two weeks, outlining various ways the Illinois General Assembly and Governor Bruce Rauner (R) could implement reforms to pass the state’s first balanced budget since 2001. “Taxpayers need Illinois’ political class to properly address the …

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Easy Budget Relief – Abolish Illinois Dept. of Commerce

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Easy Budget Relief – Abolish Illinois Dept. of CommerceIllinois, Items of Interest, Latest, Pension Reform, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on July 29, 2015 with 0 comment

View as PDF Chicago—The president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today urged the Illinois General Assembly to abolish the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), rather than adopt ineffectual measures that would only perpetuate what he called “a corporate welfare institution of monstrous proportions.” “While the Ill. House of Representatives passed House Bill …

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Easy Budget Relief – Downsize State Police

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Easy Budget Relief – Downsize State PoliceIllinois, Items of Interest, Latest, Pension Reform, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on July 22, 2015 with 1 comment

View as PDF Chicago—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released its analysis of the impact of the Illinois State Police on the state’s budget. “Illinois has the most bloated state police force in the region,” stated president of TUA, Jim Tobin. “According to the most recent BLS Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, …

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No Budget Relief Without Budget Reform

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No Budget Relief Without Budget ReformIllinois, Items of Interest, Latest, Pension Reform, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on July 21, 2015 with 1 comment

Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of its analysis of the State of Illinois’ General Funds, Special State Funds, Revolving Funds, and the Highway Funds appropriations, outlining the scope of the ongoing budget crisis and the failure of the Illinois General Assembly to enact serious spending cuts.

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The Belly of the Beast: Springfield and the Pension Crisis

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The Belly of the Beast: Springfield and the Pension CrisisIllinois, Latest, News Releases, Pension Reform

by admin on June 23, 2015 with 0 comment

View as PDF Springfield—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of its updated study of the top pensioners of Sangamon County government, Sangamon County government schools, Lincoln Land Community College, University of Illinois at Springfield, and Springfield municipal government. Also updated were the state pensions for retired judges (JRS), legislators (GARS), and state …

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McHenry County: More Than 1,000 Government Pension Millionaires

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McHenry County: More Than 1,000 Government Pension MillionairesIllinois, Latest, Pension Reform, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on May 19, 2015 with 0 comment

View as PDF CHICAGO—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of their updated study of the top pensioners of McHenry County, McHenry County government schools, McHenry County College, and McHenry and Crystal Lake municipalities. “Well over 1,000 of the McHenry area government pensioners receive multi-million dollar lifetime pension payouts,” stated Jim Tobin, TUA …

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