EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – As part of her continuing effort to make home ownership more affordable, state Rep. LaToya Greenwood, D-East St. Louis, will fight for tax relief as a member of the state’s bipartisan Property Tax Relief Task Force, which is charged with delivering property tax relief recommendations by the end of the year.

“High property taxes can make it difficult for residents to make ends meet, and it’s time we take a closer look at how Illinois handles them,” Greenwood said. “As a member of this task force, I’ll work to see that comprehensive solutions are delivered and that families in our community are prioritized.”

Greenwood voted to create the task force by helping to pass Senate Bill 1932, which received bipartisan support and was signed into law on Friday. The bipartisan Property Tax Relief Task Force is designed to review the root causes of increasingly burdensome property taxes, review best practices, and deliver short and long-term recommendations for how Illinois can effectively provide relief for homeowners. State agencies, including the Department of Revenue, State Board of Education and the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget will work in conjunction with lawmakers. The task force is required to deliver a report to the governor and General Assembly by the end of the year with recommendations for administrative, electoral and legislative changes that would create both immediate and long-term property tax relief.

Members of the task force, including Greenwood, will serve without compensation.

“It’s important that we look at ways to responsibly lower property taxes for families while still ensuring that critically needed local services receive the investment they deserve,” Greenwood said. “I look forward to listening to ideas from colleagues and experts on how we can best tackle this issue.”

Rep. LaToya GreenwoodRep. LaToya Greenwood

(D-East St. Louis)
114th District

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