Category: News Releases

Taxpayers Oppose "Blank Check" Peotone Airport Bill SB 2981

Taxpayers Oppose "Blank Check" Peotone Airport Bill SB 2981

CHICAGO-The president of Illinois’ largest taxpayer organization today asked members of the Illinois House of Representatives to vote “NO” on SB 2981, sponsored by St. Sen. Debbie Halvorson (D-40, Crete), which was quickly approved...

NTUI Asks Gov. Blagojevich To Honor Campaign Pledge And Veto New $30 Million State Tax

NTUI Asks Gov. Blagojevich To Honor Campaign Pledge And Veto New $30 Million State Tax

CHICAGO-The president of Illinois’ largest taxpayer organization asked Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) to veto Senate Bill 75, which would create a new $30 million tax on the recording of any real estate document, and...

NTUI And Government School Teacher Denounce Taxpayerfunded Rallies For 67 Percent Income Tax Increase

NTUI And Government School Teacher Denounce Taxpayerfunded Rallies For 67 Percent Income Tax Increase

National Taxpayers United of Illinois President Jim Tobin denounced Illinois and Chicago teacher unions’ use of taxpayer funds for political lobbying. Tomorrow, May 18, teachers’ unions, administrators and their allies will rally in Springfield...

NTUI Asks State Senators To Oppose Hiking State Corporate Income Tax To 10.5%, Making It Second Highest In Nation

NTUI Asks State Senators To Oppose Hiking State Corporate Income Tax To 10.5%, Making It Second Highest In Nation

CHICAGO-The president of Illinois’ largest taxpayer organization today sent a letter to Illinois State Senators asking them to oppose the proposed increase in the state corporate income tax from 7.3% to 10.5%. HB 755...

Tobin Brands Mayor Daley a Tax-Raising Failure

Tobin Brands Mayor Daley a Tax-Raising Failure

CHICAGO-The president of Illinois’ largest taxpayer organization today branded Chicago Mayor Richard M. “Dick” Daley “a tax-raising failure who can’t or won’t control widespread corruption any more than he has controlled the city’s runaway...

Tobin Asks Gov. Blagojevich: Kill Peotone Boondoggle And Stop Terrorizing Homeowners

Tobin Asks Gov. Blagojevich: Kill Peotone Boondoggle And Stop Terrorizing Homeowners

CHICAGO-The president of National Taxpayers United of Illinois (NTUI) announced that yesterday, he sent a letter to Gov. Rod Blagojevich asking him to kill the proposed Peotone Airport boondoggle and stop terrorizing homeowners in...

Tobin To Blago: Scrap State Police, Reimburse Taxpayers

Tobin To Blago: Scrap State Police, Reimburse Taxpayers

NTUI president Jim Tobin yesterday sent Gov. Rod Blagojevich a letter asking the Governor to “reform the corrupt and wasteful procedures” uncovered by WLS-TV ABC7 News’ I-Team investigation of “numerous and disturbing irregularities regarding...

TAXPAYERS URGE GOVERNOR TO KEEP PROMISE, STOP INCOME-TAX HIKE

TAXPAYERS URGE GOVERNOR TO KEEP PROMISE, STOP INCOME-TAX HIKE

4/21/04 (CHICAGO) — The president of Illinois’ largest taxpayer group this week urged Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) to actively oppose Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn’s (D) proposed 100 percent Income-Tax Increase Amendment, currently in the...

Government Schools Not Underfunded, Need To Stop Overspending

Government Schools Not Underfunded, Need To Stop Overspending

Many programs have been mandated in government schools through a process that caters to special interests and career politicians, improving money-making opportunities for government school teachers but doing nothing for students. Mandates inflate the...