The Register-Mail|Pension problem riles watchdog

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The Register-Mail|Pension problem riles watchdogIllinois, Illinois Press, Latest, News Releases, Pension Reform, Press

by admin on March 26, 2015 with 0 comment

Taxpayers United of America’s Jared Labell was quoted by The Register-Mail on the pension crisis in Illinois GALESBURG — The privately-funded watchdog group Taxpayers United of America released its findings on problematic pensions in local governments Wednesday. Director of Operations Jared Labell isolated two retired educators in Knox County with pensions he said are an …

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WQAD8 | Group aims to jump-start Illinois pension reform in Knox County

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WQAD8 | Group aims to jump-start Illinois pension reform in Knox CountyIllinois, Illinois Press, Latest, Pension Reform, Press, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on March 26, 2015 with 0 comment

Taxpayers United of America’s Jared Labell was quoted by WQAD 8 about TUA’s visit to Galesburg to release pension data. It’s a no-brainer that police and fire services are crucial in Galesburg. Officers and firefighters put their lives on the line every shift. At the same time, their pensions take a big bite out of …

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Knox County Government Pensions are Scandalous

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Knox County Government Pensions are ScandalousIllinois, Illinois Press, Latest, News Releases, Pension Reform, Press, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on March 25, 2015 with 0 comment

View as PDF Galesburg, IL – Taxpayers United of America (TUA) has released their most recent government pension study exposing individual pensions for Galesburg municipal, Knox County, Knox County government schools, and Carl Sandburg College retirees. “It’s no ‘phony scandal’ that government pensions are failed and taking their toll on Knox County taxpayers,” stated TUA’s operations …

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Taxpayers Oppose 7 Property Tax Increase Referenda April 7

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Taxpayers Oppose 7 Property Tax Increase Referenda April 7Illinois, Illinois Press, Latest, News Releases, Pension Reform, Press

by admin on March 24, 2015 with 0 comment

View as PDF Chicago – Government bureaucrats in Broadview, Shorewood, Shiloh, and New Baden have placed referenda on the April 7, 2015 ballot for voters to approve Home Rule status for these villages. According to Taxpayers United of America (TUA), Home Rule means higher taxes. “I like to call it ‘Home Ruin,’” said Jim Tobin, president …

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Media Coverage of Midwest Government Pension Tension

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Media Coverage of Midwest Government Pension TensionChicago, Illinois, Illinois Press, Items of Interest, Jared Labell, Latest, News Releases, Pension Reform, Press

by admin on March 11, 2015 with 0 comment

For nearly a decade, Taxpayers United of America (TUA) has played a critical role in publicizing the government pension crisis that has developed around the country and particularly in Illinois, where TUA was founded and currently based. With the shifting political climate in the state and the election of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner last November, who has stirred up the political class by taking a hardline approach to solving the government pension debacle without raising taxes, taxpayers are seeing more favorable news coverage opposing the lavish government pension system than ever before…

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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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