It’s Time for CPS to Layoff Teachers

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It’s Time for CPS to Layoff TeachersIllinois, Latest

by admin on February 5, 2016 with 0 comment

View as PDF CHICAGO—The financially troubled Chicago Public Schools (CPS) should lay-off scores of teachers and significantly increase class size to save money, according to the president of one of the nation’s largest taxpayer organizations.  “Study after study has established that there is no appreciable correlation between class size and academic achievement,” said Jim Tobin, …

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Crisis and Optimism in Rauner’s Second State of the State Address

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Crisis and Optimism in Rauner’s Second State of the State AddressIllinois, Items of Interest, Latest, Pension Reform, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on January 27, 2016 with 0 comment

View as PDF Chicago—Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered his second State of the State address to the Illinois General Assembly today, beginning his second year as governor by outlining a number of ambitious priorities for his administration in the coming months. Jared Labell, director of operations for Taxpayers United of America (TUA), said that taxpayers …

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Suburban Gov. Pensions Suck the Life Out of Taxpayers

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Suburban Gov. Pensions Suck the Life Out of TaxpayersIllinois, Latest, Pension Reform

by admin on January 26, 2016 with 0 comment

View as PDF CHICAGO—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of their study of the government pensions for Villa Park, Lombard, Elmhurst, and Hillside municipal retirees, as well as local government schools. “These suburban Chicago government retirees are really making out like bandits at the taxpayers’ expense,” said Jim Tobin, founder and president …

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Daily Herald|How St. Charles library had funds to grow despite voters’ rejection

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Daily Herald|How St. Charles library had funds to grow despite voters’ rejectionIllinois, Illinois Press, Latest

by admin on January 25, 2016 with 0 comment

Executive Director of Taxpayers United of America, Rae Ann McNeilly, was quoted for a front page synopsis for the Daily Herald on expanding the St Charles Library. Voters said “no” a few years ago to expanding the St. Charles library, but now library officials are pursuing a scaled-back expansion anyway. They say they’ve saved up reserves …

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Jim Tobin: Fighting taxes is his only cause|August & September 1990|Illinois Issues

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Jim Tobin: Fighting taxes is his only cause|August & September 1990|Illinois IssuesIllinois, Illinois Press, Items of Interest, Latest

by admin on January 20, 2016 with 1 comment

On a Saturday in June, Jim Tobin breezed to the door of House Speaker Michael J. Madigan’s home in Chicago, rang the bell and waited. The mission was simple. The state’s most famous tax protester confronts public enemy No. 1 for fighting against the Tax Accountability Amendment. The amendment, Tobin’s latest project, was a citizens’ …

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Defeat of Income Tax Hike in ’97 Should Encourage Taxpayers in ‘16 (Video)

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Defeat of Income Tax Hike in ’97 Should Encourage Taxpayers in ‘16 (Video)Illinois, Items of Interest, Latest

by admin on January 20, 2016 with 0 comment

View as PDF Chicago—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) have fought against higher taxes, reckless spending, and government largesse for nearly forty years. As we look back on our decades of activism and education of taxpayers, TUA is releasing some footage from our archives featuring our president and founder, Jim Tobin. In May of 1997, Illinois Gov. …

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CPS Financial Crisis is an Opportunity for Reform

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CPS Financial Crisis is an Opportunity for ReformIllinois, Items of Interest, Latest

by admin on January 20, 2016 with 0 comment

View as PDF Chicago—Illinois’ Republican legislative leaders announced their plan to address the ongoing financial crisis in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) at a news conference Wednesday morning, calling for a takeover of CPS by the state and allowing for bankruptcy to restructure Chicago’s worsening financial condition. Jim Tobin, founder and president of Taxpayers United of …

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45 Years of the Madigan Political-Industrial Complex

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45 Years of the Madigan Political-Industrial ComplexIllinois, Items of Interest, Latest, Pension Reform

by admin on January 13, 2016 with 0 comment

View as PDF Chicago—Although the Illinois Senate meets today, House members of the Illinois General Assembly won’t reconvene in Springfield until January 27, the day of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s (R) State of the State address. The House members will be absent because, “the workload was not there,” according to Steve Brown, spokesperson for Illinois House …

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