Journal-Standard | “Tax fighting” organization shines spotlight on Stephenson County pension payouts

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Journal-Standard | “Tax fighting” organization shines spotlight on Stephenson County pension payoutsIllinois Press, Press

by admin on August 21, 2014 with 0 comment

TUA’s pension project on Stephenson County, Illinois, is featured in this article from Journal-Standard.com. FREEPORT — A retired local teacher stands to collect $4.2 million over the course of his lifetime pension payout, according to Chicago-based organization Taxpayers United of America. The group held a press conference Wednesday at the Freeport Hampton Inn at which …

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MyStateline.com | Taxpayer Group Says Stephenson County Pension Burden is Unsustainable

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MyStateline.com | Taxpayer Group Says Stephenson County Pension Burden is UnsustainableIllinois Press, Press

by admin on August 21, 2014 with 0 comment

TUA’s pension project on Stephenson County, Illinois, is featured in this article from MyStateline.com. FREEPORT — A taxpayer watchdog group says high pension payouts are draining government coffers and are at risk of insolvency. The group ‘Taxpayers United of America’ held a news conference to release the results of a new study of the pensioners …

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Niles-Morton Grove Patch | 50 Retired School Superintendents with the Fattest Pensions in Illinois

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Niles-Morton Grove Patch | 50 Retired School Superintendents with the Fattest Pensions in IllinoisIllinois Press, Press

by admin on July 17, 2014 with 0 comment

TUA’s annual study of the top Illinois pensioners was featured in this article from the Niles-Morton Grove Patch. School superintendents make a lot of money, and consequently make a lot with their pensions. Here are the 50 who make the most. As you’d probably expect, a good chunk of individuals receiving the fattest Illinois pensions …

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Wisconsin Reporter | Will taxpayers have to pay for frivolity of John Doe prosecutors?

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Wisconsin Reporter | Will taxpayers have to pay for frivolity of John Doe prosecutors?Press, Wisconsin Press

by admin on June 24, 2014 with 0 comment

TUA’s pension project on Wisconsin government employees is utilized in this story from the Wisconsin Reporter about the John Doe investigation targeting Wisconsin conservative groups. By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON, Wis. — Frivolous. That’s the word that U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa has repeatedly applied to motions filed by John Doe prosecutors-turned-defendants in a …

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ABC 7 Chicago | Temporary tax increase not so temporary?

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ABC 7 Chicago | Temporary tax increase not so temporary?Illinois Press, Press

by admin on May 28, 2014 with 1 comment

TUA President Jim Tobin was featured in a story from ABC 7 Chicago about Illinois’ “temporary” tax increase. To see the video, click on the image below, or go to the ABC 7 website here. SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WLS) — Illinois lawmakers will apparently balance next year’s budget without the state’s temporary income tax increase. The …

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Wisconsin Reporter | DPI’s highest compensated employees get richer

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Wisconsin Reporter | DPI’s highest compensated employees get richerPress, Wisconsin Press

by admin on May 12, 2014 with 0 comment

TUA Executive Director Rae Ann McNeilly was quoted by the Wisconsin Reporter about the highest compensated public employees within the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. By Ryan Ekvall | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON, Wis. — The past two years have been good to high-level administrators in state Superintendent Tony Evers’ Department of Public Instruction. More than …

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CBS Chicago | Taxpayer Group: 11,000 State Retirees Get Six-Figure Pensions

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CBS Chicago | Taxpayer Group: 11,000 State Retirees Get Six-Figure PensionsIllinois Press, Press

by admin on April 30, 2014 with 1 comment

TUA’s annual study of the top Illinois pensioners was featured on CBS Chicago WBBM Newsradio. To listen to the story, click on the player below. CHICAGO (CBS) – A taxpayer group that monitors the state’s pension problems said there are more retired state workers than ever drawing pensions of more than $100,000 per year. Taxpayers …

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CBS 58 News | Wisconsin Pension Double Dippers Persist Through Loopholes

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CBS 58 News | Wisconsin Pension Double Dippers Persist Through LoopholesPress, Wisconsin Press

by admin on April 24, 2014 with 0 comment

President Jim Tobin and Executive Director Rae Ann McNeilly were interviewed by CBS 58 News for a story about double dipping within the Wisconsin pension system. MADISON — A Wisconsin legislative audit shows thousands of state employees are retiring, and getting rehired by their former employer a few months later. This is what many call …

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