DES PLAINES, Ill. – As part of his ongoing efforts to provide middle-class homeowners with financial relief, state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, helped pass legislation out of the House this week that would freeze property tax rates for two years.

“For too long, the families I represent have been crushed under the burden of skyrocketing property taxes,” Moylan said. “I have been fighting in Springfield to freeze property taxes and give middle-class homeowners the financial relief they deserve.”

Moylan has been a consistent advocate for property tax reform in the Legislature. He voted 17 times last year to freeze property taxes. The legislation he supported Tuesday would prohibit any level of government from raising property tax rates beginning in 2016 unless it is approved by a majority of voters. This legislation would give local residents an unprecedented level of control over their property tax rates. Gov. Rauner has demanded the passage of a property tax freeze as one of his conditions for his return to bi-partisan budget working groups. Moylan also helped pass workers’ compensation reform legislation this week, another Rauner demand for returning to the negotiating table.

“Freezing property taxes will give families in my district the peace of mind in knowing they will get to keep more of their hard-earned dollars,” Moylan said. “Today’s bi-partisan vote on property tax relief should send a loud and clear message to Gov. Rauner that it’s time to return to the negotiating table, so we can work together on passing a fair and responsible budget.”

For more information, please contact Moylan’s full-time constituent service office at 847-635-6821 or email

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(D-Des Plaines)
55th District

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