SPRINGFIELD, Ill.—As rumors of a tax hike during outgoing lawmakers’ last days in office begin to circulate, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is speaking out loudly against any proposal that raises taxes.
“Illinois families must not bear the financial burden every time there’s a revenue shortage due to poor fiscal management by state government,” Yingling said. “Our state cannot govern from fiscal crisis to fiscal crisis by raising taxes on hard-working residents, and I am in firm opposition to any effort to pass a bill that raises taxes in the last days of the legislative cycle.”
Yingling is supporting House Resolution 1494, which affirms his opposition to any tax increase during a “lame duck” session of the General Assembly’s in early 2017. The measure passed in the House with overwhelming bi-partisan support.
“I have and always will remain an advocate for fewer taxes,” Yingling stated. “In addition, I look forward to continuing my bipartisan work to make government more efficient and responsive to taxpayers.”
Yingling represents the 62nd District, which contains portions of Gages Lake, Grayslake, Gurnee, Hainesville, the Round Lake communities, Wauconda and Wildwood.