TUA’s work in helping Kane County taxpayers oppose property-tax-increase referenda was featured in the Daily Herald. Advocates of a new tax that would provide up to $13 million for Kane County residents with development disabilities are trying to educate the public about exactly how the new tax would work. But just the idea of any [...]
TUA’s work in helping Kane County taxpayers oppose property-tax-increase referenda was featured in the Northwest Herald. Kane County voters will be asked to support a property tax increase of 0.1 percent on the March 18 primary ballot to fund services for people with developmental disabilities. If the measure passes and the Kane County Board approves [...]
TUA President Jim Tobin was quoted in a Chicago Tribune article about the South Berwyn tax hike. Voters living south of Cermak Road in Berwyn will decide March 18 whether to increase their taxes to renovate and expand District 100 schools. Two questions are asking for a $1.40 tax rate increase, up to $4.30 from [...]
TUA’s work in helping Huntley and Johnsburg taxpayers oppose property-tax-increase referenda was featured in the Northwest Herald. A Chicago-based taxpayer group with a national reach is working to defeat two referenda in Huntley and Johnsburg that the group’s president says enrich local bureaucrats and increase property taxes on residents. Jim Tobin, president of Taxpayers United [...]
TUA President Jim Tobin was quoted about Chicago debt in Northwestern University’s Medill Reports. Despite Chicago’s debt being among the worst in the nation, the City Council voted Wednesday to allow the city to issue bonds up to $900 million and authorized borrowing another $1 billion for Midway Airport. The measure passed without discussion, with [...]
TUA’s endorsement of various Illinois state candidates was featured on Illinois Review. Tax Accountability (TA), the political action arm of Taxpayers United of America (TUA), has announced its candidate endorsements for the March 18, 2014 primary election. The are: Governor: Bruce Rauner US Senate: Jim Oberweis 3rd Congr. District of IL: Diane M. Harris 9th [...]
Rae Ann McNeilly, Executive Director of Taxpayers United for America, provided commentary on teacher evaluations and academic performance for the Kane County Chronicle. In receiving a three-year contract to head Batavia School District 101, new Batavia School Superintendent Lisa Hichens’ contract is linked to student performance and academic performance within the district. In receiving a [...]
TUA’s commentary on Illinois’ corporate income tax was featured in an article by Dennis Byrne at Chicago Now. UPDATED: Illinois Senate President John Cullerton said Sunday that the state’s massive public employee pension debt is not a “crisis,” but instead an issue being pushed by business-backed groups seeking lower income taxes at the expense of [...]
Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United for America, appeared on WHO Newsradio 1040 to discuss Chicago red-light cameras and Iowa government pensions. To listen, click on the player below.
TUA’s commentary on the federal government’s debt default crisis was featured in an article at mystateline.com. CHICAGO — The President of a Chicago based tax group is urging the U.S. to end its debt default crisis by simply cancelling a portion of the debt. Jim Tobin, President of ‘Tax Accountability,’ is endorsing an idea floated by [...]
Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United for America, appeared on Left Right and You Radio to discuss Illinois’ pension problem. To listen, click on the player below.
TUA’s 15th tax survey of the Illinois General Assembly was featured in an article at Northwest Herald. When it comes to friends and enemies of taxpayers, McHenry County residents have neither – not even Jack Franks. That’s the opinion of Taxpayers United of America, one of the largest taxpayer organizations in the country. TUA last week [...]
TUA President Jim Tobin was featured in a story from ABC 7 Chicago on the taxpayer-funded state Supreme Court renovation. To see the video, click on the player below, or go to the ABC 7 website here. By Chuck Goudie and Ross Weidner September 23, 2013 (WLS) — Even though Illinois is broke and the [...]
Findings from TUA’s Illinois pension project are featured at the Illinois Policy Institute website. Illinois’ current unfunded state government pension liabilities total approximately $200 billion under Moody’s Investors Service’s new methodology. The Illinois Policy Institute estimates that the state’s pension funding ratio is currently less than 25 percent, meaning the state has the worst-funded pension [...]
TUA’s commentary on a new “rain tax” in DuPage County was featured in an article at Daily Herald. It could take years for DuPage County officials to decide whether to impose a stormwater utility fee on every landowner in the county — but some residents already are organizing to oppose the idea. More than 30 [...]
TUA’s commentary on a new “rain tax” in DuPage County was featured in an article at My Suburban Life. The president of Taxpayers United of America called upon DuPage County taxpayers Tuesday to protest the possibility of a stormwater utility fee in DuPage County. TUA President Jim Tobin called the possible fee a “rain tax.” Tobin’s [...]
Rae Ann McNeilly, Executive Director of Taxpayers United for America, was quoted in the Chicago Tribune on legislation allowing DuPage County to consolidate government. How many government officials does it take to change a light bulb in a subdivision near Naperville? Too many, according to advocates of streamlined government, who celebrated Gov. Pat Quinn’s signature [...]
TUA’s study on Chicago police pensions was referenced in an article at The Globe and Mail. It turns out Jane Jacobs was wrong. Rationalist urban planners weren’t the worst thing that ever happened to the Great American City. Pension-promising politicians have done far more harm. That’s clear in newly bankrupt Detroit, which spends 40 cents [...]
Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United for America, was mentioned in the following article by William Kelly at Chicago Now. Chicago, Illinois, June 24, 2013 – I read with some interest “The Fight for Educational Choice Lives On” by Illinois Policy Institute’s John Tillman on the Illinois Review. I, too, share the dream that is [...]
TUA’s pension project on Illinois was featured in the following article at The Times. Illinois is in the red. It can’t pay its bills on time. The teacher pension plan is in a mess. Maybe the solution to Illinois’ current money crisis is for the state to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. You might [...]
Findings from TUA’s Illinois pension project are featured in this story from the Palatine Patch. Two former District 15 employees and one former District 211 employee made the Taxpayers United of America list of top 200 pensioners in Illinois, according to the study that was released last week. John G. Conyers, who retired from Palatine [...]
Findings from TUA’s Illinois pension project are featured in this story from the Daily Herald. The story appeared on the front page of the Herald’s print edition, viewable here. Something different appeared in the recently compiled annual list of the state’s highest paid public pensioners. A retired suburban high school teacher was No. 4 on [...]
Findings from TUA’s Illinois pension project are featured in this story from the Northwest Herald. The public pension news this week didn’t originate out of Springfield, where lawmakers wasted another week without passing real reform. Instead, pension news originated out of Chicago and the Taxpayers United of America’s annual study of the top government pensions [...]
Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United for America, appeared on News Radio 960 KZIM to discuss Illinois’ pension problem, along with proposed cigarette tax increases. To listen, click on the player below.