SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – State Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, issued the following statement regarding the false claims made by Gov. Bruce Rauner’s allies at the Illinois Policy Institute, who are misrepresenting Mussman’s bipartisan legislation to cut property taxes for local homeowners.
“The local homeowners I talk to on a daily basis need relief from out-of-control property taxes; they don’t need more of the partisan games from outside special interest groups. During his campaign stops, Governor Rauner has repeatedly echoed my belief that homeowners need relief, so I question why the Illinois Policy Institute, a group he funds, is using their resources to essentially campaign to keep our property taxes higher by misleading residents about my legislation cutting property taxes for all homeowners.
“My bill cuts property taxes for every homeowner, and provides added relief to the elderly, veterans and people with disabilities, those least able to handle increases. I worked to pass this tax-cut measure with wide bipartisan support. It’s disappointing to see that, rather than supporting my effort, the governor and his allies would put the interests of large corporations ahead of families, seniors, veterans and disabled homeowners. It’s frustrating that Governor Rauner continues to prioritize partisan games over the clear interest of taxpayers.
“When the governor decides to do his job and focus on governing instead of campaigning, he can join me in standing up to special interest groups that want to keep our property taxes high, and support my legislation to cut property taxes for every homeowner.”