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, News Releases, Press, 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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Chicago Police and Fire Pensions: FAIL

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Chicago Police and Fire Pensions: FAILChicago, Items of Interest, Latest, News Releases, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on January 14, 2015 with 5 comments

CHICAGO – Chicagoans aren’t getting their money’s worth for their police and fire departments, according to Illinois’s largest taxpayer organization, Taxpayers United of America (TUA).

“Our study of Chicago police and firefighter pensions shows that we are paying through the nose for a system that has failed us at every level,” said Jim Tobin, president of TUA…

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TAXPAYER ALERT: State Income Tax Hike Possible in January

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TAXPAYER ALERT: State Income Tax Hike Possible in JanuaryItems of Interest, Latest, News Releases, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on December 31, 2014 with 0 comment

Illinois taxpayers may be blindsided by a January vote to make the 67% increase in the state income tax permanent, according to Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America.

“Outgoing Gov. Patrick Quinn (D), whom the Wall Street Journal has called the nation’s worst governor, just won’t go without creating more turmoil in his final days. Quinn has called a special session of the Ill. General Assembly for January 8 that will cost taxpayers $50,000,” said Tobin.

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Taxpayers Demand Gov. Quinn Veto Property Tax Theft

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Taxpayers Demand Gov. Quinn Veto Property Tax TheftItems of Interest, Latest, News Releases, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on December 9, 2014 with 0 comment

Before recently defeated Gov. Pat Quinn (D) leaves office, taxpayers urge that he veto SB 3341, a bill that passed through the state legislature December 3 and will increase the property tax bills of McHenry County taxpayers. According to the president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA), increased property taxes amount to strong-arm robbery…

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Stunning Champaign and Decatur Government Pensions Crush TaxpayersIllinois, Items of Interest, Latest, News Releases, Pension Reform, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on November 12, 2014 with 2 comments

Champaign—Taxpayers United of America (TUA) today released the results of a new study of the pensioners of the Cities of Champaign and Decatur, Macon and Champaign County government schools, Richland Community College, and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. “Hundreds of retired local government retirees are getting multi-million dollar pensions,” stated Rae Ann McNeilly, executive director of TUA…

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411 Victories: Taxpayers Have Spoken!

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411 Victories: Taxpayers Have Spoken!Illinois, Items of Interest, Latest, News Releases, Referenda, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on November 5, 2014 with 0 comment

Chicago – Taxpayers United of America (TUA) helped local activists defeat Home Rule referenda in 5 out of 6 communities. This brings our total Illinois Home Rule referenda victories to 206! We were also successful in defeating 2 of 3 countywide sales tax battles, bringing the total to 205 victories against tax increases!

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Gov. Pat Quinn, U.S. Sen. Durbin: Corporate Welfare WhoresChicago, Illinois, Latest, News Releases, Taxpayer Alert

by admin on October 30, 2014 with 0 comment

Chicago – “Corporate welfare handouts are not only the antithesis of free markets, but the enduring legacy of state-provided subsidies are the numerous short-term unseen costs and long-term unintended negative consequences that develop from politicization,” said Jared Labell from Taxpayers United of America (TUA). Politicians are uniquely skilled at giving away other people’s money…

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