SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Continuing his efforts to provide property tax relief to area homeowners, legislation backed by state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, that would freeze property taxes for two years and cut taxes for middle-class families and seniors by increasing cost-saving exemptions passed committee Thursday.
“I am fed up with our families continuing to be crushed by skyrocketing property taxes,” Moylan said. “We have a duty to provide taxpayers with immediate relief and my measure does that by freezing property taxes.”
Moylan’s Senate Bill 851 would provide true property tax relief for Illinois homeowners by freezing property taxes for two years, only exempting the most financial distressed school districts. Earlier this year, Moylan helped pass legislation increasing both the general homestead and senior citizens homestead exemptions to $10,000 and $8,000, respectfully. Moylan also stood up to Springfield politicians by opposing the income tax increase, fought to kill a new tax on retirement income, and is backing efforts to permanently ban the beverage tax that was recently rolled-back in Cook County.
Along with advocating for lower taxes on the middle-class, Moylan worked with Democrats and Republicans to pass historic education funding reform that guarantees area schools will receive over $28 million in state funding.
“The middle-class is sick and tired of politicians using them as a piggy bank to fund their wasteful spending,” Moylan said. “I pledge I will continue fighting for fiscal responsibility in Springfield and working to provide real tax relief for hard-working families.”
For more information about this issue, please contact Moylan’s full-time constituent office at 847-635-6821 or email StateRepMoylan@gmail.com.
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