During the 2016 election Jack Franks was promising to cut taxes by 10T%.
Just look at the symbol he used:
Of course enlightened voters knew that was a fraudulent claim.
McHenry County’s tax levy is only about 10% of the total, so the only way Franks could cut one’s tax bill by 10% would be by abolishing county government.
So, Franks and the County Board cut the county levy by 11.2%.
That’s a little over a 1% tax cut in next year’s bills.
But when High School District 155, for instance, decided to hike its levy, despite fewer students, did Franks do anything?
Now, someone has come up with the idea of an advisory referendum asking school districts to cut their tax takes by 10%.
Not next year, but the year after, when Franks will be on the ballot again.
The referendum, of course, will pass overwhelmingly.
So why hold a referendum?
To put pressure on school board members.
And, help voters forget that Franks promised to cut their real estate tax bills 10%.