Illinois legislators call for meaningful property tax relief, not another study

(The Center Square) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker could have another chance to create a task force to conduct a study of Illinois’ property tax system after a measure advanced both chambers despite some saying it will be a waste of time.

State Rep. Mary Beth Canty, D-Arlington Heights, defended Senate Bill 3455 to create a task force including members from the Illinois Department of Revenue and the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to conduct a study to evaluate the property tax system in the state.

State Rep. Brad Halbrook, R-Shelbyville, pointed out that a similar study was conducted after being created in 2019. Canty didn’t have the results of that study. 

“People are leaving this state in droves because of high property taxes, high income taxes, and the like … X,Y,Z name your tax. In 2019 the gas tax went up by double. We don’t know the results of
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