ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – Several measures sponsored by state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, to promote a more efficient and less costly government, consolidate units of local government and promote fiscal responsibility will become law in the new year.
“Illinoisans deserve a government that is less costly, more efficient and more accountable to the people,” Yingling said. “While I am proud that my measures to consolidate and eliminate duplicative layers of government will take effect in this new year, my work is far from over. I remain committed to continuing my push for leaner, more transparent and fiscally responsible governance.”
Yingling sponsored House Bill 607 and Senate Bill 3 to give taxpayers the tools to make choices to consolidate or eliminate units of local government. Illinois has more units of local government than any other state. Yingling’s new laws enable voters to approve via a referendum the consolidation of township governments and expand a pilot program statewide to allow voters to approve the consolidation or elimination of local taxing bodies.
“Many of the proposals I supported are the direct result of conversations I’ve had with the people I represent,” Yingling said. “Local residents play a critical role in helping to shape some of these new laws. I look forward to hearing from more people and promoting the issues that are important to them in the New Year.”
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