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TUA Releases Tax Survey of 96th Illinois General Assembly

Click here to view TUA’s tax survey of Illinois’ 96th General Assembly.
CHICAGO — Taxpayers United of America (TUA), one of America’s largest taxpayer organizations, has released its 14th biennial Tax Survey of the Illinois General Assembly. The Tax Survey exposes the tax and spending records of every member of the 96th General Assembly from January 2009 to January 2011
“Together, we have defeated every proposed state income tax increase for the past 17 years, until now,” said Jim Tobin, President of TUA. “In their desperation to keep the lavish, government pension system afloat, Springfield Democrats have been very busy raising taxes. While the rest of the country benefits from the federal tax cuts, Illinois lawmakers seized the opportunity to steal $6.4 billion to fund their own lavish, gold-plated pensions.” Read more

Courts Grant Taxpayers United of America’s Motions in Three April 5th Referenda Irregularity Cases

On August 24, 2011 the Circuit Court of Cook County, by Judge LeRoy K. Martin, Jr., granted Anthony Peraica, former Cook County Commissioner and a concerned taxpayer in Riverside-Brookfield and Taxpayers United of America, (“TUA”) one of the largest taxpayer organizations in America, left to file an amended complaint in their case against the Riverside-Brookfield School District 208. The suit challenges the electioneering activities used by the school board in its unsuccessful attempt to have the voters approved a property tax increase referendum on April 5th. The amended complaint is due to be filed in two weeks.
In addition, the Appellate Court of Illinois, First Judicial Circuit, granted Noel Kuriakos and TUA’s motion to consolidate their appeal in the Oak Park District 97 referendum case with the appeal pending in the Wilmette School District 39 case, brought by TUA and Herbert Sorock. The Appellate Court’s Order was entered on August 18, 2011. Just days before, that same Appellate Court denied an effort by TUA and Sorock to accelerate the hearing of that appeal. Both appeals will now be heard together and on the regular schedule of the Court of Appeals, rather than on an expedited basis. Read more

Missouri Pensions Receive Extensive Press Coverage

MISSOURI– Taxpayers United of America has revealed the salaries and estimated pensions for Missouri government teachers and employees in an effort to bring transparency to the government pension system. “In Missouri, transparency seems to end where government pensions begin,” according to Christina Tobin, Vice President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA). Read more



Taxpayers United Of America: (TUA). is a nonpartisan, 501(c)(4) taxpayer advocacy group. Founded June 27, 1976 in Chicago, Illinois by activist and economist Jim Tobin, TUA works on behalf of taxpayers to reduce local, state, and federal taxes. In the past forty years, TUA has saved taxpayers more than $200 billion n taxes and has become one of the largest taxpayer organizations in America. Check All posts. s.


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