It appears that Democratic Party candidate for State Representative Trisha Zubert has knocked on enough doors to figure out the topic most discussed is high property taxes.
All three of her issues on the address side of her mailing relate to freezing or cutting property taxes.
The third one:
Reduce the burden on property taxpayers by requiring the state to properly fund our local schools
comes with a unstated kicker, however.
There is no way to “reduce the property tax burden by requiring the state to property fund out local schools” without increasing state taxes.
To make a meaningful impact I would add the words “a lot.”
And, here’s the other problem for collar county legislators.
As the recently passed State Aid to Education formula shows, when the General Assembly passes out educational funding, our area loses.
The probable result is that areas like us would end up with high property taxes and higher income taxes.
The other side of her post cards goes negative on her opponent, Lake County Board member Tom Weber:
- Weber hiked out property taxes three times, slamming taxpayers with more than $6 million in property tax hikes.
- The Springfield politicians behind Weber’s campaign are keeping our property taxes high, repeatedly refusing to freeze property taxes.
Left unsaid is that the Democrats control both the House and the Senate in Springfield and, if Democrats wanted to pass a property tax freeze, they could have done so without any Republican votes.
In other Zubert news, her campaign financed almost entirely by public employee unions, scored another $1,000 on October 14th from the State employees’ union AFSCME Illinois Council NO 31.
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The $1,000 from AFSCME is not included in the article above.