CHICAGO – To help provide needed property tax relief to homeowners, state Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, D-Chicago, was appointed to serve on the Illinois Property Tax Relief Task Force on Friday.
“When I walk door to door, I often hear about the financial burden homeowners face as they struggle to afford skyrocketing property taxes,” Robinson said. “Families in our community cannot prosper if they are constantly held back by increasing property taxes. We must continue working toward a stronger Illinois, and that includes fairer taxes and direct property tax relief for hard-working homeowners.”
Robinson helped pass Senate Bill 1932 to create the Property Tax Relief Task Force, which will identify specific policy changes to provide short- and long-term property tax relief for homeowners. The task force will submit a report to the governor and General Assembly next year outlining suggested strategies and best practices to ease the burden of property taxes.
Robinson has been a consistent champion for property tax relief efforts since entering the General Assembly, and recently backed measures to expand access to exemptions for seniors and create an annual property tax rebate for homeowners.
“Fighting for property tax relief is a key priority of mine, and serving on this task force will give me the opportunity to demand tax relief for local residents,” Robinson said. “I look forward to working on this task force to find comprehensive solutions to lower property taxes while ensuring funding for the resources families rely on, including education, libraries, parks and public safety.”