The Herald-News | Taxpayers United focuses on Will County pensions

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The Herald-News | Taxpayers United focuses on Will County pensionsIllinois, Illinois Press, Latest, Pension Reform, Press

by admin on April 16, 2015 with 0 comment

Taxpayers United of America’s President, Jared Labell, was quoted by The Herald-News in an article about Taxpayers United of America’s recent pension release for Will County and Joliet. Taxpayers United of America on Wednesday put a spotlight on pensions in Will County and Joliet.  The Chicago-based organization said 266 public school retirees are collecting pensions in …

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Killer Taxes Choke the Life Out of Will County

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Killer Taxes Choke the Life Out of Will CountyIllinois, Illinois Press, Latest, News Releases, Pension Reform, Press, Taxpayer Alert

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View as PDF Chicago, IL – Taxpayers United of America (TUA) has released its most recent government pension study exposing individual pensions for Joliet municipal, Will County, Will County government schools, and Joliet Junior College retirees. “Across the 5 state pension funds, there are more than 12,154 government pensioners collecting six-figure pensions and over 85,893 pensioners …

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Tax Freedom Day Arrives On April 24; Not So Fast, Illinois!

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Tax Freedom Day Arrives On April 24; Not So Fast, Illinois!Illinois, Illinois Press, Latest, Press, Taxpayer Alert

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View as PDF CHICAGO—Tax Freedom Day for the nation arrives on April 24, according to the non-partisan Tax Foundation in Washington, D.C. “Tax Freedom Day is the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay its federal, state, and local tax bill for the year,” said Jim Tobin, President of …

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Daily Herald | The pluses, minuses of educators serving on school boards

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Daily Herald | The pluses, minuses of educators serving on school boardsIllinois, Illinois Press, Items of Interest, Latest, Press

by admin on March 30, 2015 with 1 comment

Taxpayers United of America’s President, Jim Tobin, was quoted by Daily Herald in an article about active or retired education employees using elected positions to benefit their industry. Education industry experience abounds on the Gurnee Elementary District 56 school board. Of the seven elected positions, five seats are filled with members who are retired from school …

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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

by admin on March 25, 2015 with 0 comment

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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