SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plains, supported a property tax freeze and a package of other reforms intended to facilitate compromise with the governor on Wednesday.
“Too many families have been driven to other states as a result of skyrocketing property taxes,” Moylan said. “It’s past time for meaningful property tax relief and I’m thrilled area homeowners will be able to keep more of their hard-earned money.”
During his time serving in the General Assembly, Moylan has been a vocal champion of much-needed property tax relief. Moylan has voted to freeze property taxes 17 times since coming to Springfield.
Moylan supported a measure that would have frozen property taxes for four years and also included property tax cuts for every single homeowner in Illinois. This bill included additional relief to seniors, veterans and disabled residents, but Republican legislators acting on the governor’s orders blocked passage. Moylan also backed legislation Wednesday to reform workers’ compensation and the state’s pension system, and to make it easier for local governments to consolidate. These pieces of legislation are key parts of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s agenda, which he is using to hold up passing a fair and responsible budget.
“The measures I supported today are reforms the governor has demanded the legislature pass before he is willing negotiate a fair and responsible budget,” Moylan said. “I joined my colleagues in giving Governor Rauner more than 90 percent of what he wants and it’s time for him to do his job and work with us on ending this budget crisis he created.”
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