RED BUD, Ill. – State Rep. Nathan Reitz, D-Steeleville, has been selected to serve on the newly-formed task force which will study and recommend to the General Assembly the best policies to relieve the property tax burden on working and middle-class homeowners.

“Illinoisans have had to bear the weight of crushing property taxes for too long,” Reitz said. “Working on this task force is an opportunity to begin to fix a broken system. I will fight to make sure my communities stop shouldering more than their share of the tax burden. We need to find new solutions to fix sky-high property taxes that financially punish people for owning a home and drive people away from Illinois.”

Reitz will be joining as a member of the Property Tax Relief Task Force, formed by Senate Bill 1932, which Reitz cosponsored in the House of Representatives. The task force is comprised of legislators of both parties and other leaders across the state. Within 90 days, the task force will produce a report outlining policy solutions for implementing property tax relief for homeowners. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Illinois currently has the second highest property tax rate in the country.

“I’m committed to building a stronger Illinois, and a key part of that is creating more economic opportunities for our region and new jobs,” Reitz said. “To take advantage of those opportunities, the government has to stop holding people back by overtaxing residents. This task force is the first in many steps I plan to take to relieve the tax burden on the people I represent.”

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