TUA’s pension project on Illinois is featured in this news story from HOI 19 News.
cinewsnowPEORIA,IL–The head of one taxpayers group says Illinois residents won’t see any lasting impact from the state’s pension reform.
“Taxpayers United of America” President Jim Tobin says despite the so called pension reforms passed last year Illinois government pension liabilities have grown to $187-billion dollars. He criticized Illinois assembly leaders including Governor Pat Quinn for the income tax increase, calling them and some local legislators notorious tax villains.
“It was just a scam to get these politicians through the election, get them re-elected and keep them in power, it was not real reform,” he said.
Tobin says his group represents hundreds of taxpayers across the United States.