Journal-Standard | Letter: Say no to back-door taxes, government

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Journal-Standard | Letter: Say no to back-door taxes, governmentIllinois Press, Press

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TUA’s Illinois pension project is featured in this letter-to-the-editor from Journal-Standard.com. Several things. The $3.3 million Highland College back-door referendum. The name alone sounds suspicious. The money taken in from real-estate taxes is a great barometer of the financial health of the county. This is called the “levy,” and that is what governing bodies should run …

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Sauk Valley Media | Setting hooks deep: TIF districts bet on future

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Sauk Valley Media | Setting hooks deep: TIF districts bet on futureIllinois Press, Press

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TUA President Jim Tobin was quoted by Sauk Valley Media about TIF districts in Sterling, Dixon and Rock Falls, Illinois. This week brings to a close the fourth month of the Dixon downtown streetscape project. Much of its $6 million cost will be paid for with money from the city’s Central Business District TIF district. The …

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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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