SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In an effort to alleviate financial stress on local residents, state Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, recently supported legislation to lessen the burden of property taxes on homeowners in Illinois.
“As I walk door to door, homeowners frequently talk about rising property taxes and the financial struggles they face as a result,” Mussman said. “We have great schools because of our property taxes, but we must also make sure that we are not placing an unfair burden on families. We must find ways to maintain an excellent public school system and other important community resources while making sure that we offer real relief to homeowners who need it most.”
The Mussman-backed Senate Bill 39 creates the Illinois Property Tax Relief Fund to help provide relief to families by assessing the amount a homeowner can receive in a rebate based on their property tax payments and exemptions. Mussman also co-sponsored Senate Bill 1932, which creates the Property Tax Relief Task Force. The goal of the task force is to review the best methods, both long-term and short-term, to provide property tax relief to families.
“Property tax relief has always been a priority of mine, and I will continue to take the steps needed to ease the financial burdens our families face,” Mussman said. “Families in Illinois need real relief, and these measures will help provide an outline of how we can ease the increasing financial stress put on homeowners.”