Brought to you by: Protect District 200 Property Taxpayers Barb Langer, Ph.D., Founder and Barry Epstein, Ph.D., CPA, Forensic Accountant Contact: NoNewTax@att.net The Board of Education (BOE) for Oak Park-River Forest High School (OPRFHS) District 200 (D200) in Oak Park, Illinois, said on November 15 that D200 will pass a 2.5% property tax increase on [...]
CLEVELAND— Taxpayers United of America (TUA) revealed government employee wages and pension estimates for Cleveland and Cuyahoga County. Ohio’s government employees are not only receiving generous salaries, but when retired, many will become pension millionaires. Ohio officials refused to release pension figures, so the pension payouts are close estimates* for this report. “Why are Ohio [...]
CEDAR RAPIDS—A report released today by Taxpayers United of America (TUA) reveals salaries and top pension estimates for the government employees of the cities of Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, Linn and Johnson Counties, and area government teachers. These government employees are not only receiving generous salaries, but as retirees, many will become pension millionaires. [...]
CHICAGO—The president of Illinois’ largest taxpayer organization today named Gov. Patrick Quinn (D) its “Tax Villain of the Month.” Jim Tobin Announces Pat Quinn as NTUI’s Tax Villain of the Month on October 14, 2010
By Jim Tobin, ITEF President SPRINGFIELD—Analysis of Illinois revenues for the first eight months of fiscal year 2010 shows an increase of $7.5 billion from the same period in FY2009. Comparing the same eight months against a healthier FY2008, revenues are still up $5.3 billion, or 13%.
CHICAGO–Tax Accountability, the political action arm of National Taxpayers United of Illinois, has endorsed Kankakee physician Bob Marshall for US Senate in the February 2, 2010, Democratic primary. Marshall is the only Democrat running for a US Senate seat to sign Tax Accountability’s Taxpayer Protection Plan, in which he pledged to “oppose any and all [...]
CHICAGO–Tax Accountability, the political action arm of National Taxpayers United of Illinois, has endorsed Hinsdale businessman Adam Andrzejewski for Governor in the February 2, 2010, Republican gubernatorial primary.
Eighth Annual “Top 100 Illinois Government Pensions” Published – Expert Calls Illinois Pension Systems “Unsustainable”
CHICAGO—3,597 retired Illinois government employees received over $100,000 in pension benefits for fiscal year 2009, which ended June 30, according to pension researcher, Bill Zettler. This was the 8th annual report by Zettler on the top 100 government pension recipients in Illinois.
Chicago lost the bid on Friday to host the 2016 Olympic Games. NTUI, in cooperation with organizations such as NoGamesChicago, was at the forefront in opposing the bid, citing the likely cost overruns that would cost taxpayers billions and the risk of terrorism that hosting the Olympics would bring to Chicago. With the game-playing over, [...]
On May 30, 2009, the Illinois Senate passed a bill to raise the income tax for individuals, trusts, and estates from 3% to 5%. That’s a 67% income tax increase! The bill would also raise the corporate income tax rate from 7.3% to 9.7%, which will prevent the creation of at least 70,000 jobs. What [...]
We are pleased to provide our 13th biennial Tax Survey of the Illinois General Assembly, which examines the tax and spending bills of the 95th Illinois legislature. This is our most encouraging Tax Survey to date. While a number of smaller tax increases were passed, NTUI and its members beat back all the major ones [...]
The beat of the drum grows louder and louder calling for massive state income tax increase. In both the Illinois House and Senate, Democrats representing Chicago and its suburbs are the primary sponsors of legislation that will increase the state income tax by 67% and the corporate tax by 44% resulting in a loss of [...]
(CHICAGO) — National Taxpayers United of Illinois (NTUI), Illinois’ largest taxpayer organization, has released its 12th non-partisan Tax Survey of the Illinois General Assembly, revealing the tax and spending records of every member of the 94th General Assembly from January 2005 to January 2007.
A little more than halfway into Fiscal Year 2007, the state has already raked in approximately a half-billion more in tax revenue than it had by this time last year. According to ITEF’s examination of the Illinois Comptroller’s revenue records, total revenue for the State of Illinois in the first seven months of FY2007-beginning July [...]
Crain’s Chicago Business published an Op-Ed by Jim Tobin based on ITEF Comment 12-7 that dispells the myth that Illinois is a “low-tax” state. Illinoisans pay more than the average share of taxes according to the Tax Foundation. (Click here to see the Tax Foundation report) (pdf 50k) View the Crain’s Op-Ed in .pdf format [...]
NTUI’s Open Letter to Illinois State Senators regarding the proposed change to home rule powers that would have given ALL Illinois counties the power to tax gouge cigarettes made the rounds through email and websites helping to defeat SB 716. Click here to view the letter
The final State Revenue Analysis of 2006 is now available. Click here to view the revenue analysis
ITEF has completed their eye-opening analysis of the FY04 Illinois Budget, exposing a Big ‘Revenue Crisis’ Lie. Download the fully updated report – taking into account the newly released Illinois Comptroller records for the entire FY2004 – in .pdf format here. Download the FY2004 vs. FY2003 Revenue and Expenditure comparison sheet. Find out the facts [...]