IL Govt. Pension Fiasco Sparks Media Coverage

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IL Govt. Pension Fiasco Sparks Media CoverageIllinois, Illinois Press, Items of Interest, Latest, News Releases

by admin on February 19, 2015 with 0 comment

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered his inaugural budget address before the General Assembly yesterday, focusing in part on the government pension debacle afflicting the state. Taxpayers United of America (TUA) has played a large role in publicizing this issue for nearly a decade, and yesterday’s media coverage is helping spread the message like never before…

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ABC 7 | Some Illinois retirees getting millions from taxpayers

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ABC 7 | Some Illinois retirees getting millions from taxpayersFoundation, Illinois, Illinois Press, Latest, TEF

by admin on February 19, 2015 with 0 comment

Taxpayer Education Foundation’s recent study on pensions was featured in a story by ABC 7 on the amounts of Illinois pension payouts. CHICAGO (WLS) — The ABC7 I-Team has been looking into a mind-boggling statement made by the Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday. “One out of every four dollars taken from taxpayers by the state …

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We Need More Details and Fewer Speeches, Gov. Rauner!

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We Need More Details and Fewer Speeches, Gov. Rauner!Illinois, Items of Interest, Jared Labell, Latest, News Releases

by admin on February 18, 2015 with 0 comment

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered his first budget address to the General Assembly today, allowing the first-term Republican an opportunity to outline his plan to address the financial catastrophe looming over the taxpayers of Illinois. Taxpayers United of America’s (TUA) director of operations, Jared Labell, said that today’s speech was mostly a replay of Rauner’s State of the State speech delivered just two weeks ago…

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My Rock River Radio | Taxpayers United of America Says Sauk Valley Taxpayers Are Still Being Robbed

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My Rock River Radio | Taxpayers United of America Says Sauk Valley Taxpayers Are Still Being RobbedIllinois, Illinois Press, Latest, News Releases, Pension Reform, Press

by admin on February 12, 2015 with 1 comment

TUA’s Rae Ann McNeilly and Jared Labell were featured in an article by My Rock River Radio  on the release of pension data for Dixon, Sterling, Lee County and Whiteside County. Is the financial system of state and local governments destined for collapse if a change in the pension system not made immediately.  The group …

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Dixon & Sterling Government Bureaucrats Still Stealing From Taxpayers

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Dixon & Sterling Government Bureaucrats Still Stealing From TaxpayersIllinois, Latest, Pension Reform, Rae Ann McNeilly, Taxpayer Alert, TEF, Uncategorized

by admin on February 11, 2015 with 0 comment

View as PDF Dixon, IL – Lee and Whiteside County area government pensions are decimating area taxpayers according to a study by the state’s largest taxpayer group, Taxpayers United of America (TUA). The study reveals the individual pensions paid to the retirees of Sterling, Dixon, Lee County, Whiteside County government employees. “Our study shows that …

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Warning: Illinois’ Cigarette Tax Policy Hazardous to Your Health!

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Warning: Illinois’ Cigarette Tax Policy Hazardous to Your Health!Illinois, Latest, News Releases, Rae Ann McNeilly, Uncategorized

by admin on February 10, 2015 with 0 comment

View as Pdf Chicago – In its latest study that compares cigarette tax rates to cigarette smuggling rates, the Tax Foundation confirms our long-held position that the egregious cigarette tax hikes in Illinois, Cook County, and Chicago promote crime and present greater danger to residents, according to Taxpayers United of America (TUA). “Illinois’ cigarette smuggling …

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Belleville News-Democrat | Rauner calls for pro-business reforms, minimum wage hike, union curbs

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Belleville News-Democrat | Rauner calls for pro-business reforms, minimum wage hike, union curbsIllinois, Illinois Press, Latest

by admin on February 5, 2015 with 1 comment

TUA’s Jared Labell was quoted by the Belleville News-Democrat on his reaction to Rauner’s speech. SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner, in his first State of the State address, outlined a plan Wednesday that he said will keep Illinois competitive. His proposals included curbing union powers, implementing pro-business reforms and cutting the size of government. Rauner, …

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