Calls to ‘Soak the Rich’ Will Haunt Illinois Taxpayers

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Calls to ‘Soak the Rich’ Will Haunt Illinois TaxpayersIllinois, Latest

by admin on April 21, 2016 with 0 comment

View as PDF Chicago – Taxpayers United of America (TUA) urges the Illinois General Assembly to reject the proposals to amend the Illinois Constitution and implement a graduated income tax by opposing HJRCA59 and HB689. “On behalf of TUA’s membership of tens of thousands of Illinois taxpayers, we call upon the Illinois General Assembly to …

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TUA Defeats Statewide Driving Tax

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TUA Defeats Statewide Driving TaxIllinois, Latest, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on April 18, 2016 with 1 comment

View as PDF Chicago—Last week, Illinois Senate President John J. Cullerton (D-Chicago) proposed legislation that would have established a new tax on Illinois drivers per miles traveled on the state’s roads, but a burst of public outrage and fierce opposition to the plan stalled Cullerton’s new tax for now. Taxpayers United of America (TUA) immediately …

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Madigan’s Education Funding Constitutional Amendment is Bankrupt

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Madigan’s Education Funding Constitutional Amendment is BankruptIllinois, Latest, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on April 14, 2016 with 0 comment

View as PDF  Chicago – Taxpayers United of America (TUA) urges the Illinois General Assembly’s Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education Committee members to oppose HJRCA 57. “We have written a letter to the members of the Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education Committee, urging them to vote against Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan’s proposed education funding constitutional …

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Madison Record|Illinois lawmakers say they’re open to some higher education reforms

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Madison Record|Illinois lawmakers say they’re open to some higher education reformsIllinois, Latest, Press

by admin on April 12, 2016 with 0 comment

Taxpayers United of America’s (TUA) recent State University Retirement pension data analysis was mentioned by Madison Record. Some state lawmakers on both sides of the aisle seem open to at least a few of the reform ideas recently proposed by an Illinois think tank to help reduce higher education costs and make colleges and universities …

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Illinois’ SURS Schooling Taxpayers

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Illinois’ SURS Schooling TaxpayersIllinois, Latest, Pension Reform

by admin on March 31, 2016 with 1 comment

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 …

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Illinois’ SERS – Unchecked State-Sponsored Theft

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Illinois’ SERS – Unchecked State-Sponsored TheftIllinois, Latest, Pension Reform

by admin on March 24, 2016 with 0 comment

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 …

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IMRF – The Gold Standard in Taxpayer Abuse

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IMRF – The Gold Standard in Taxpayer AbuseIllinois, Latest, Pension Reform

by admin on March 10, 2016 with 0 comment

View as PDF CHICAGO—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of their updated analysis of Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF). “The IMRF, although touted as the gold standard in government pension funds, is just as efficient at stealing taxpayer wealth to benefit the political elite as any Illinois State pension fund,” stated Jim …

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