TUA vs. Illinois Tollway Authority & AG Madigan: The Sequel – February 7th!

February 7, 2012: Judge Rita Novak, of the Cook County Circuit Court, will hear arguments to roll back the 90 percent January 1st toll tax increase, and end the tollway system in Illinois.
In its amended complaint, Taxpayers United of America, (“TUA”), claims the Tollway Authority violated several statuatory requirements.  If the court agrees, it could order the Tollway Authority to abandon its fifteen-year, $12 billion capital plan.
The February 7th hearing challenges the doubling of tolls for cash users, and seeks  permission to proceed as a class action on behalf of all tollway users.
Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office is representing the Tollway. She has asked the court to throw out Tobin’s case in its entirety.
The hearing will be held at 10:00 a.m. in Room 2402 of the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602.

TUA Press Conference On Marion County Area Government Pensions Tomorrow, November 16, in Indianapolis, IN

Christina Tobin, Vice-President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA), will hold a news conference in Indianapolis, IN tomorrow, Wednesday, November 16, at 10 a.m.. The news conference will be held at the Downtown Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis in the Ovid Butler Room, 10 East Market Street, IN,  46204, (317) 955-9700.
Tobin will discuss the results of a new pension study exposing the top estimated pensions for Marion County government employees, Indianapolis government school teachers, Indiana University employees, and state judges.
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Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson to endorse Illinois ballot access bill today

Free & Equal will hold a press conference with former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson to support HB2854, a bill in the Illinois legislature which would allow filing fees as an alternative to the petition process.
The press conference will take place today, Thursday, March 24th at 10:45am CST, at Free & Equal’s Chicago office at 407 S. Dearborn St., Suite 1170. There will be a live feed of this press conference at www.freeandequal.org.
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