RED BUD, Ill. – To continue working to address skyrocketing property taxes in Southern Illinois, state Rep. Nathan Reitz, D-Steeleville, was recently appointed to the School Funding subcommittee on the newly formed Property Tax Relief Task Force tasked with finding new ways to reduce the property tax burden on local families.

“We must build a stronger Illinois by building a stronger middle class, and that begins with fighting for fairer taxes that do not punish Southern Illinoisans for owning a home and building a life here,” said Reitz. “Our children deserve access to the same world-class education afforded to students in Chicago, but the burden to fund our schools should not fall on homeowners.”

During his first legislative session in Springfield, Reitz sponsored Senate Bill 39, to create a property tax relief rebate for homeowners, and Senate Bill 1932, which created the Property Tax Relief Task Force, to which he was recently appointed. Since his appointment to the task force, Reitz has been appointed to the School Funding subcommittee.

“One of my top priorities as state Representative is to create more economic opportunities for Southern Illinois by attracting more businesses and creating more jobs,” continued Reitz. “To bring more opportunity to our region, our government must stop overtaxing residents and driving our neighbors to move out of state. As a member of this task force I will continue working with both Democrats and Republicans to address Illinois’ outrageous property tax problem.”

For more information, contact Rep. Reitz’s constituent service office by calling 618-282-7284 or by emailing

Rep. Nathan ReitzRep. Nathan Reitz

116th District

Springfield Office:
200-7S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-1018

District Office:
124 Locust Street
Red Bud, IL  62278
(618) 282-7284
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