SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In an effort to help provide real tax relief for Illinois homeowners, state Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, D-Chicago, was selected to serve on the newly created Property Tax Relief Task Force. The bipartisan working group is charged with finding solutions to lowering property taxes across Illinois.
“Rising property taxes are making it increasingly more difficult to make ends meet,” Feigenholtz said. “Illinois can and must do better to address the causes of increasing and prohibitive property taxes.”
Feigenholtz supported Senate Bill 1932, creating the Property Tax Relief Task Force. The bipartisan working group’s goals are to make short and long-term recommendations for administrative, electoral and legislative changes that result in property tax relief for homeowners. The group will submit a report of its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly and Governor for further action.
Feigenholtz notes the importance of linking property tax relief with the shift to a fair income tax, a measure that voters will decide on in the upcoming election cycle. She supported a number of other efforts to address property taxes. These include the bipartisan balanced budget passed this spring which increases funding to local school districts by an additional $375 million, which will be paid out of the state general revenue fund. These increased contributions from the state are designed to reduce the pressure on local government from having to increase property taxes. Feigenholtz also supported the newly created Property Tax Relief Fund to offer rebates to those claiming a homeowner’s exemption.
“2019 was a historic year in Springfield. Our new Governor has what it takes to enact massive reforms — and he knows that property tax reform is up next,” Feigenholtz said. “Illinois does best when the middle class is positioned to make its own financial decisions. I am committed to finding innovative solutions that will lift up Illinois.”
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