For a moment let’s not stress that people voted for Democrat Jack Franks because they thought he was going to cut their real estate tax bill by 10%.
That certainly was the message merchandised on pretty much every piece of printed or emailed material Franks sent out.
Let’s concentrate on his diminished promise to cut the McHenry County government’s tax levy by 10%.
(If this were his goal, then why didn’t he make his slogan “Cut 1%?” After all the County tax levy is about 10% of the total tax levy and 10% of 10% is one percentage point.]
In any event, as a result of the Republicans on the County Board increasing the County levy from $76 million to over $79 million last night, to cut the County tax levy by 10%, Franks will have to find $7.9 million.