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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

Alton Daily News|Taxpayer Group Suggests Pension Fixes

Alton Daily News|Taxpayer Group Suggests Pension Fixes

A taxpayer group has some fixes they say are severe but necessary to shore up the state’s growing unfunded pension liability.
Taxpayers United of America released their 10th Annual Report on Illinois State Pensions. The highlights include more than 15,600 state pensioners collecting more than $100,000 annually. More than 92,300 pensioners make more than $50,000 annually.

Chicago Sun-Times | Group warns of more property tax hikes for teacher pensions

Chicago Sun-Times | Group warns of more property tax hikes for teacher pensions

Taxpayers United of America’s Executive Director, Jared Labell, and TUA’s recent report detailing how the unsustainable Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund’s financial failures are leading to historic property tax hikes in the city, were the featured story in the Chicago Sun-Times by columnist Fran Spielman. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has agreed to impose a $250 million property tax increase for teacher pensions

Sangamon Sun|Legal experts: Mautino should lose pension if convicted

Sangamon Sun|Legal experts: Mautino should lose pension if convicted

Taxpayers United of America’s Executive Director, Jared Labell, was quoted by Sangamon Sun about Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino’s state and federal investigations into questionable campaign spending. Following a recent move by Illinois lawmakers to have Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino removed from office amid state and federal investigations into questionable campaign spending during his

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