Government Pensions Gobbling Up Tax Dollars in Henry County

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Government Pensions Gobbling Up Tax Dollars in Henry CountyIllinois, Latest, Pension Reform

by admin on July 12, 2016 with 0 comment

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 …

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Who Ya Gonna Call? TAXBUSTERS

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Who Ya Gonna Call? TAXBUSTERSIllinois, Latest, News Releases, Uncategorized

by admin on July 6, 2016 with 0 comment

View as PDF CHICAGO—Although members of the Illinois General Assembly and Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) reached a compromise late last week and approved a six-month stopgap budget for the state, some legislators are denouncing the deal, and taxpayers should, too. “The stopgap budget plan was not agreed upon for the benefit of the majority of …

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Former Gov. James R. Thompson Lives Lavishly as Social Security Recipients Struggle

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Former Gov. James R. Thompson Lives Lavishly as Social Security Recipients StruggleIllinois, Latest, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on June 30, 2016 with 0 comment

View as PDF CHICAGO—Former Illinois Governor James R. Thompson, who in 1983 and 1989 engineered raising Illinois’ state personal and corporate income tax rates by 20 percent, will receive a generous increase to his lavish, gold-plated state pension on July 1, 2016, while Illinois residents on Social Security government pensions will see negligible increases to …

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TUA Celebrates 40 Years Protecting Taxpayers

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TUA Celebrates 40 Years Protecting TaxpayersIllinois, Items of Interest, Latest

by admin on June 27, 2016 with 0 comment

View as PDF CHICAGO— Today marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of Taxpayers United of America (TUA), a Chicago-based tax watchdog group that has successfully fought taxes at the local, state, and federal levels, while championing the interests of taxpayers. Founded in 1976 by economist and activist Jim Tobin while still employed as a …

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Tobin Talks Tax Revolts and Government Pensions in Glenview

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Tobin Talks Tax Revolts and Government Pensions in GlenviewIllinois, Latest, Uncategorized

by admin on June 24, 2016 with 0 comment

Glenview–On Thursday, June 23, 2016, Jim tobin, founder and president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA), spoke before a crowd of more than sixty taxpayers in Glenview, IL to discuss the financial challenges taxpayers are currently facing in Illinois, and the chances of substantive reforms. Organized by Lucinda Kasperson, Tobin recounted for attendees TUA’s four …

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10th Annual Illinois State Pensions Report

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10th Annual Illinois State Pensions ReportIllinois, Latest, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on June 23, 2016 with 1 comment

View as PDF View the Grids CHICAGO—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of their 10th Annual Illinois State Pensions Report, which analyzes Illinois’ General Assembly Retirement System (GARS), Judges’ Retirement System (JRS), Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS), State Universities Retirement System (SURS), State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS), and the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund …

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CTU Members Agitate for More Tax Increases

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CTU Members Agitate for More Tax IncreasesIllinois, Latest, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on June 22, 2016 with 0 comment

View as PDF Chicago—Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) members descended upon multiple downtown locations today to demand more taxes and higher taxes for Chicago taxpayers. The “Fund Our Schools Now!” protests culminated at Chicago’s City Hall with demonstrators chanting slogans against Gov. Bruce Rauner (R), Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D), and calling for more tax dollars …

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TUA Fighting $55 Million DeKalb Union-Enriching Boondoggle

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TUA Fighting $55 Million DeKalb Union-Enriching BoondoggleIllinois, Latest, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on June 21, 2016 with 0 comment

View as PDF Chicago— Val W. Zimnicki, representing Taxpayers United of America (TUA) at a meeting of the Illinois Housing Development Authority on June 16, 2016, testified against a proposed $55 million bond issue that would help Seattle-based Security Properties rehab a low-income housing complex in DeKalb, IL. $43 million in bonds would be issued …

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