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

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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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CAPCON | $23K School Employee Upset that MEA President’s Pension Spiked by $200K Union Salary

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CAPCON | $23K School Employee Upset that MEA President’s Pension Spiked by $200K Union SalaryLatest, News Releases, Pension Reform, Press, Taxpayer Alert, Uncategorized

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Taxpayers United of America’s Rae Ann McNeilly was quoted by CAPCON on an article about MEA president Steve Cook being considered a ‘school employee’ for Lansing Schools – where he doesn’t work. LaKiesha Allen is a 35-year old Lansing school secretary who pays the Michigan Education Association $38 a month in union dues from her …

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Sauk Valley | Easy to make public resent state pensioners

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Sauk Valley | Easy to make public resent state pensionersIllinois Press, Latest, News Releases, Pension Reform, Press, Uncategorized

by admin on March 9, 2015 with 0 comment

Rae Ann McNeilly was quoted in an article by SaukValley.com about TUA’s study on Lee and Whiteside County pensions. Political solutions usually have winners and losers. That’s not going to be the case with whatever fix the Illinois Legislature eventually makes to the state’s public employee pension systems. Everybody is going to lose. Or, at …

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Chicago Tribune | Watchdog group puts spotlight on six-figure pensions in Lake County

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Chicago Tribune | Watchdog group puts spotlight on six-figure pensions in Lake CountyIllinois Press, Latest, Pension Reform, Press, Uncategorized

by admin on March 9, 2015 with 0 comment

Jim Tobin and Jared Labell of Taxpayers United of America were featured by the Chicago Tribune discussing the public pensions of Lake County and Waukegan retirees. Nearly 900 retirees from Lake County government, Lake County public schools and the College of Lake County collect six-figure annual pensions — including 14 whose pensions pay out more …

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