Looking at the mail in the last month resulting in finding two pieces from Congressman Peter Roskam and one from Democratic Party opponent Sean Casten.
Incumbents, of course, have a built-in advantage.
One element is the ability to use tax dollars to mail non-partisan mesaages.
Roskam, a top tax bill writing Republican, supported limiting property tax deductions to a maximum of $10,000 per family.
4,150 Algonquin Township real estate taxpayers took Miller up offer to accept payments for taxes not yet billed.
That was abmost 12% of that part of McHenry County where Roskam and Casten are seeking votes.
Foskam convinced the IRS to allow prepayments of this year’s soon-to-be-issued real estate tax bills to be deducted from last year’s income taxes.
Roskam, using the free mail “franking privilege,” sent letters, dated April 2nd, telling those who had paid their 2017 property taxes in advance that IRS would allow them to deduct those payments.
Good news for such folks as me and my wife.
Making sure the message got through, Roskam also sent a post card as well at taxpayer expense.
You can see it below: