has picked up the information that Woodstock’s Susan Handelsman found about the bill that would allow school districts to raise real estate taxes without a referendum.
It would legalize (still again) the transfer of money from Transportation Funds to districts’ Education Funds.
In short, it would allow school districts to overtax folks for school buses in order to put money into the Education Fund that otherwise would be illegal.
The bill passed overwhelmingly, but that doesn’t make it any less of a tax hike.
Will Governor Bruce Rauner still to his campaign promises to fight property tax increases?
Or will he hope that no one notices if he signs House Bill 5529?
If you would like to contact the Governor about this property tax hike bill, you can email his office.
Link to email Rauner:
Tell the Governor you want this bill vetoed.