Facing the second-highest property taxes of any state, Sen. Christine Radogno (R-Lamont) continues the push for a property tax freeze in Illinois today, a major part of Gov. Rauner and Senate Republicans’ pro-jobs reform agenda.
“Families and job creators have been suffering from high property taxes in Illinois for far too long,” Radogno said. “I’m troubled that Senate Democrats seem intent on plowing full-steam ahead without bothering to address the problem, or any of our much-needed structural reforms for Illinois.”
Radogno’s legislation to freeze property taxes and improve local control, Senate Bill 1046, received a preliminary hearing and testimony in the Senate Executive Committee on May 27, including testimony from Jason Lake, site selection consultant, who said high property taxes are among the major factors considered by employers when considering whether or not to locate in Illinois.
Testimony is scheduled to continue on May 28 at 2pm in room 212 of the Capitol. You can listen online here.
Earlier, Senate Democrats killed the Rauner-Radogno efforts to reform the state's workers' compensation system.