No roll call yet, but the bill to allow the McHenry County Conservation District to sell bonds without voter approval passed the Illinois House this afternoon by a vote of 91-23.
At least no one voted “Present.”
As I explain in the article below, taxes would have gone down when current non-referendum bonds were paid off under current law.
If Senate Bill 3341 is signed into law by Governor Pat Quinn, who has not been known to be an anti-tax hiking guy, the MCCD will continue to help keep McHenry County’s tax burden among the highest 30 counties in the United States.
State Senators Pam Althoff and Karen McConnaughay sponsored the bill in the State Senate, where it passed 48-0.