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Morton Times-News | Reform group reveals Pekin-area pensions

Morton Times-News | Reform group reveals Pekin-area pensions

President and Founder of Taxpayers United of America’s, Jim Tobin, was quoted by Morton Times-News about the recent pensions analysis of Pekin and Tazewell County released by TUA. A Chicago-based tax reform group found no surprises when it studied pensions that retired Pekin-area government workers receive, its top official said Tuesday. Just “the same blood-sucking

Daily Herald | Opposition surfaces for Round Lake Park police pension proposal

Daily Herald | Opposition surfaces for Round Lake Park police pension proposal

Jim Tobin, President and Founder of Taxpayers United of America was featured in an article by The Daily Herald about opposing the Round Lake Park referendum. Formal opposition has surfaced regarding a Round Lake Park ballot initiative seeking permission to borrow $5.4 million to boost the police pension fund. Taxpayers United of America’s Chicago branch

Madison St Clair Record | More protests planned by Illinois taxpayers looking for change

Madison St Clair Record | More protests planned by Illinois taxpayers looking for change

The latest protest by the groups Taxpayers United of America and the Illinois Tax Revolution was covered by Madison St. Clair Record. CHICAGO – More protests are being planned by Illinois taxpayers seeking relief from steep property tax increases. Protests are being led by Taxpayers United of America and the Illinois Tax Revolution in an

Omaha World-Herald | To move its HQ to Chicago, ConAgra settled for less than half the $28.5M in incentives that Nebraska was willing to offer

Omaha World-Herald | To move its HQ to Chicago, ConAgra settled for less than half the $28.5M in incentives that Nebraska was willing to offer

Jared Labell, Executive Director of Taxpayers United of America was interviewed by Omaha World-Herald about ConAgra’s move to Chicago and the inecentives Illinois provided. ConAgra Foods wanted to move its headquarters to Chicago so badly that the company took a pass on an estimated $28.5 million in incentives Nebraska would have offered to keep it

Northwest Herald | Local anti-tax group protests in Chicago, gets chat with governor’s staff

Northwest Herald | Local anti-tax group protests in Chicago, gets chat with governor’s staff

Illinois Tax Revolution and Taxpayers United of America held a property tax protest in downtown Chicago on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, which was covered by Northwest Herald. About 45 McHenry and Lake County residents braved a cool and occasionally rainy day Wednesday to protest in downtown Chicago for lower taxes. Members of Illinois Tax Revolution,

Illinois News Network|Illinois’ rainy day fund running dry

Illinois News Network|Illinois’ rainy day fund running dry

Taxpayers United of America’s Executive Director, Jared Labell,  was interviewed by Illinois News Network about the dire financial state of Illinois’ rainy day fund. States rely on “rainy day” funds to get by during an economic downturn to avoid raising taxes. The stopgap budget may have come to the temporary rescue of many state-run operations, but

Alton Daily News|Taxpayers Paying For Congresswoman’s Court Case

Alton Daily News|Taxpayers Paying For Congresswoman’s Court Case

Taxpayers United of America’s Executive Director, Jared Labell, interviewed by Alton Daily News about taxpayers paying for Duckworth’s court case. It’s the case that just won’t go away for U.S. Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, and it’s Illinois taxpayers who keep footing the bill. The cost to defend Duckworth in a recent worker retaliation case goes beyond the $26,000

Dispatches|Report: Severe fixes necessary for Illinois pensions

Dispatches|Report: Severe fixes necessary for Illinois pensions

Taxpayers United of America’s Executive Director, Jared Labell,  was featured on Dispatches with John Biver, discussing TUA’s 10th Annual Report on Illinois State Pensions. Conservatives have failed so miserably in the information war that this line could be spoken by a policy analyst: “For many of these [government employee] pensioners they’re already recouping all of their contributions barely

Antiwar.com | Mr. Truman or: How I Learned to Start Worrying and Hate the Bomb

Antiwar.com | Mr. Truman or: How I Learned to Start Worrying and Hate the Bomb

Taxpayers United of America’s Executive Director, Jared Labell, wrote an article featured on Antiwar.com regarding the 71st anniversary of President Truman’s devastating atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, discussing the costs incurred by US taxpayers in terms of squandered tax dollars, lives lost, and the horrors of nuclear proliferation. The pilot of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress flying above Hiroshima August

Illinois News Network|Lawsuit against Rep. Duckworth costs taxpayers

Illinois News Network|Lawsuit against Rep. Duckworth costs taxpayers

Taxpayers United of America’s Executive Director, Jared Labell,was quoted by Illinois News Network about the lawsuit against Rep Duckworth and it’s impact on tax dollars. It’s the case that just won’t go away for U.S. Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, and it’s Illinois taxpayers who keep footing the bill. The cost to defend Duckworth in a recent

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