SPRINGFILED, Ill. – As a member of the newly created Property Tax Relief Task Force, state Rep. Lance Yednock, D-Ottawa, will serve on the Government Consolidation and School Funding subcommittees to examine excessive units of local government and fight for greater state investment for local schools.
“When I go door to door, the number one issue local residents mention is the sky-high cost of property taxes,” said Yednock. “I pledged to build a stronger middle class and better Illinois, and that is why property tax relief is so critical. I will work with Democrats and Republicans to eliminate government bureaucracy and demand that Springfield do more to pay for its schools.”
Yednock supported Senate Bill 1932, which created the Property Tax Relief Task Force. The task force consists of seven subcommittees aimed at finding multiple areas to target for direct property tax relief. Yednock will serve as a member of both the Government Consolidation and School Funding subcommittees to develop bipartisan solutions for reducing property taxes.
Yednock also supported other property tax relief measures like the Property Tax Relief Fund and a balanced budget that infuses an additional $375 million to schools.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve on this task force, and I will work to find meaningful solutions to address property taxes,” said Yednock. “Illinois can and must do more to lower its burdensome property taxes, and we can do that by examining the need of every layer of government and investing much more into our schools.”