Daily Herald | Griffin: How cautious budgeting helps keep taxes higher

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Daily Herald | Griffin: How cautious budgeting helps keep taxes higherIllinois Press, Press

by admin on December 3, 2014 with 0 comment

TUA President Jim Tobin was quoted by the Daily Herald in a front-page story about local municipal budgeting. An improving real estate market means some suburbs are bringing in far more in real estate transfer taxes than they expected. That’s good for home sellers and towns, and it should be good news for property taxpayers …

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Illinois Watchdog | As Illinois pension problems worsen, here’s what legislators will take home

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Illinois Watchdog | As Illinois pension problems worsen, here’s what legislators will take homeIllinois Press, Press

by admin on November 29, 2014 with 0 comment

TUA’s Executive Director Rae Ann McNeilly discussed Illinois’ public pensions in this article from Illinois Watchdog. SPRINGFIELD – While Illinois politicians wrestle with how to tame the state’s ballooning pension shortfall, some of those leaving elected office in January will contribute to the problem by drawing large pensions of their own. For example, three statewide …

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WAND-TV NewsCenter 17 | Taxpayers United – Government Retirees Getting Rich On Pensions

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WAND-TV NewsCenter 17 | Taxpayers United – Government Retirees Getting Rich On PensionsIllinois Press, Press

by admin on November 18, 2014 with 0 comment

TUA’s pension project on Champaign and Decatur, Illinois, is featured in this news story from WAND-TV NewsCenter 17.   Wandtv.com, NewsCenter17, StormCenter17, Central Illinois News- Decatur – Taxpayers United of America is providing government pension information at its website taxpayersunited.org. The taxpayer watchdog is highlighting pensions for retirees of the cities of Decatur and Champaign. …

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MyStateline.com | Republican Under fire for his Stance on Temporary Income Tax HikeIllinois Press, Press

by admin on November 12, 2014 with 0 comment

An article at MyStateline.com featured TUA’s release on Republican state senator Dave Syverson supporting the income tax increase. ROCKFORD- The organization Taxpayers United of America is calling out Republican Senator Dave Syverson (R) for wanting to extend the temporary state income tax until June 30th, 2015. “Legislators need to roll up their sleeves and do …

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The Tom Woods Show | This Guy Led Tax Strikes, and Stopped 400 Tax Hikes

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The Tom Woods Show | This Guy Led Tax Strikes, and Stopped 400 Tax HikesIllinois Press, Press

by admin on October 30, 2014 with 0 comment

TUA President Jim Tobin was on The Tom Woods Show talking about his past and present as a tax fighter.  Very nice chat today with Jim Tobin, founder of Taxpayers United of America, who was chronicled by an admiring Murray Rothbard in 1977. He’d just finished reading volume three of Rothbard’s Conceived in Liberty (a …

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The Breeze Courier Online | Watchdog group fighting home rule in Illinois

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The Breeze Courier Online | Watchdog group fighting home rule in IllinoisIllinois Press, Press

by admin on October 23, 2014 with 0 comment

TUA’s work fighting home rule was mentioned in the Breeze Courier Online. CHICAGO — Officials in five suburban-Chicago villages, Barrington, Lake Zurich, Lynwood, Crestwood, and Matteson, have placed referenda on the November 4, 2014 ballot for voters to approve Home Rule status for these villages. According to Taxpayers United of America (TUA), Home Rule means …

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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

by admin on September 18, 2014 with 0 comment

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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