The Scott Horton Show | Jared Labell talks pensions and upcoming workshop

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The Scott Horton Show | Jared Labell talks pensions and upcoming workshopLatest, Press

by admin on February 26, 2015 with 0 comment

Jared Labell of Taxpayers United of America appeared on The Scott Horton Show to discusses his organization’s workshop seminars that train activists to submit FOIA requests on government workers’ pay and pensions. These enormous liabilities threaten to bankrupt some local and state governments, especially in Illinois. The next workshop is March 7th in Orlando, Florida. …

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IL Govt. Pension Fiasco Sparks Media Coverage

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IL Govt. Pension Fiasco Sparks Media CoverageIllinois, Illinois Press, Items of Interest, Latest, News Releases

by admin on February 19, 2015 with 0 comment

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered his inaugural budget address before the General Assembly yesterday, focusing in part on the government pension debacle afflicting the state. Taxpayers United of America (TUA) has played a large role in publicizing this issue for nearly a decade, and yesterday’s media coverage is helping spread the message like never before…

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ABC 7 | Some Illinois retirees getting millions from taxpayers

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ABC 7 | Some Illinois retirees getting millions from taxpayersFoundation, Illinois, Illinois Press, Latest, TEF

by admin on February 19, 2015 with 0 comment

Taxpayer Education Foundation’s recent study on pensions was featured in a story by ABC 7 on the amounts of Illinois pension payouts. CHICAGO (WLS) — The ABC7 I-Team has been looking into a mind-boggling statement made by the Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday. “One out of every four dollars taken from taxpayers by the state …

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My Rock River Radio | Taxpayers United of America Says Sauk Valley Taxpayers Are Still Being Robbed

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My Rock River Radio | Taxpayers United of America Says Sauk Valley Taxpayers Are Still Being RobbedIllinois, Illinois Press, Latest, News Releases, Pension Reform, Press

by admin on February 12, 2015 with 1 comment

TUA’s Rae Ann McNeilly and Jared Labell were featured in an article by My Rock River Radio  on the release of pension data for Dixon, Sterling, Lee County and Whiteside County. Is the financial system of state and local governments destined for collapse if a change in the pension system not made immediately.  The group …

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Belleville News-Democrat | Rauner calls for pro-business reforms, minimum wage hike, union curbs

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Belleville News-Democrat | Rauner calls for pro-business reforms, minimum wage hike, union curbsIllinois, Illinois Press, Latest

by admin on February 5, 2015 with 1 comment

TUA’s Jared Labell was quoted by the Belleville News-Democrat on his reaction to Rauner’s speech. SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner, in his first State of the State address, outlined a plan Wednesday that he said will keep Illinois competitive. His proposals included curbing union powers, implementing pro-business reforms and cutting the size of government. Rauner, …

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Alton Daily News | Six Figure Salary for Staffer

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Alton Daily News | Six Figure Salary for StafferIllinois, Illinois Press, Items of Interest, Latest, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on January 28, 2015 with 0 comment

TUA President Jim Tobin was quoted by the Alton Daily News in a story about Sara Wojcicki Jimenez’ salary. Gov. Bruce Rauner has said he won’t take a salary or benefits. Neither will his wife. That’s not the case for everybody on the team.  Sara Wojcicki Jimenez, a former Springfield television reporter who has more …

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Crain’s | Endorsements, debates and polls as ward races heat up

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Crain’s | Endorsements, debates and polls as ward races heat upIllinois Press, Latest, Press

by admin on January 28, 2015 with 0 comment

A study by TUA on Chicago police and firefighters pensions was mentioned by Crain’s Chicago Business in a story about endorsements on the campaign trail. Some bits and pieces from the campaign trail on endorsements, a 2nd Ward poll, police and firefighter pensions, and aldermanic debates. The Chicago Federation of Labor is out with its …

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