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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CAPCON | $23K School Employee Upset that MEA President’s Pension Spiked by $200K Union Salary

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CAPCON | $23K School Employee Upset that MEA President’s Pension Spiked by $200K Union SalaryLatest, News Releases, Pension Reform, Press, Taxpayer Alert, Uncategorized

by admin on March 10, 2015 with 0 comment

Taxpayers United of America’s Rae Ann McNeilly was quoted by CAPCON on an article about MEA president Steve Cook being considered a ‘school employee’ for Lansing Schools – where he doesn’t work. LaKiesha Allen is a 35-year old Lansing school secretary who pays the Michigan Education Association $38 a month in union dues from her …

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893+ Lake County and Waukegan Gov. Retirees Raking in Pensions Over $100,000!

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893+ Lake County and Waukegan Gov. Retirees Raking in Pensions Over $100,000!Chicago, Items of Interest, Latest, News Releases, Taxpayer Alert

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View as PDF Chicago – Taxpayers United of America (TUA) reveals in their latest government pension study that over 893 Lake County and Waukegan government retirees are collecting annual pension payments over $100,000. “It’s unconscionable that taxpayers are still on the hook for such outrageous pensions,” stated TUA’s operations director, Jared Labell. “Across the state …

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Dixon & Sterling Government Bureaucrats Still Stealing From Taxpayers

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Dixon & Sterling Government Bureaucrats Still Stealing From TaxpayersIllinois, Latest, Pension Reform, Rae Ann McNeilly, Taxpayer Alert, TEF, Uncategorized

by admin on February 11, 2015 with 0 comment

View as PDF Dixon, IL – Lee and Whiteside County area government pensions are decimating area taxpayers according to a study by the state’s largest taxpayer group, Taxpayers United of America (TUA). The study reveals the individual pensions paid to the retirees of Sterling, Dixon, Lee County, Whiteside County government employees. “Our study shows that …

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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, 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 6 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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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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