Franks Compares His Tax Freeze with Rauner’s

Jack Franks

Jack Franks

Bruce Rauner

Bruce Rauner

Compliments of Capitol Fax, here is a text from State Rep. Jack Franks with regard to his tax (extension) freeze and that of Governor Rauner:

Mine starts in 2015, Rauner’s starts in 2016. The governor’s has prevailing wage, mine does not.

Mine does not allow for an increase in the debt extension where his does

A freeze on the amount of money each local tax district can get next year is pretty close to the 7/10 of one percent increase that the current Tax Cap allows.


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Franks Compares His Tax Freeze with Rauner’s — 17 Comments

  1. Another difference: the tax freeze bill sponsored by Governor Rauner, which never made it out the Senate committee where it was sent to die, contained provisions allowing local governments to ignore the state’s prevailing wage act on public works projects and to refuse to collectively bargain with public employee unions on some issues. This was done to provide some breathing room to local governments affected by the freeze. Franks’ bill contains no such provisions, so as costs at the local level go up, localities are faced with real reductions in spending. Too bad the General Assembly doesn’t work under the same set of restrictions.

  2. If labor agreements (collective bargaining agreements) are not changed, if pensions are not overhauled (repeal via constitutional amendment the pension sentence added to the State constitution on December 15, 1970), if retiree healthcare is not changed, and freeze taxes, the result is service cuts.

    There are underlying issues that need to be addressed.

    The biggest long term unsustainable cost is pensions.

  3. Fact is if you want lower property tax or even not ever increasing, services will have to be cut.

  4. Last night the Village of Oak Brook board voted to repeal the Prevailing Wage Law and the requirements for Project Labor Agreements in the village as the Prevailing Wage Law has to be approved annually.

    RESOLUTION 2015-GL-BD-R-1473, A Resolution in Support of Local Control of Project
    Labor Costs in Relation to the Prevailing Wage Law

    Look at pages 1, 2, 6, 7, & 8 in the link below to learn more.

    http://www.oak-brook.org/Archive.aspx?ADID=1289

    Not sure if the measure passed or not as the minutes are not yet posted.

    http://www.oak-brook.org/Archive.aspx

  5. There’s nothing wrong with reevaluating each municipality’s core services.

    Which ones are wants and which ones are needs.

    Too many elected officials have this ‘municipal mindset’ that leads to too many projects and duplicated services.

  6. For those that think that prop. values are bouncing back, now three years after the bottom, think again.

    Realty Trac reports McHenry County is one of the worst of the worst.

    Average asking of $225 K is fetching on average only $160K.

    A spread of -29%.

    Lake County is a close second at -27% spread, along with the usual suspects of Cook and DuPage.

    Pols think freezing the already murdered revenue golden goose, will somehow put it back on life support?

  7. Why is McHenry County getting hit worse than most relative to people leaving?

    Could it have anything to do with the advertising relative to FREE social services in McHenry County being posted in foreign countries and now taxpayers want to reverse or at least restrain those services?

  8. Correct me if I’m wrong, but a I highly doubt there are advertisements in other countries saying come to McHenry County for free services.

  9. Mark Re Oak Brook, looks like a resolution and not an ordinance.

    Not worth the paper it was written on.

    Giving up prevailing wage as I understand it means giving up on any federal funding and probably state money too.

    If you have enough local funds to pay for all your projects then go for it!

  10. There are absolutely printed flyers in Mexico showing our nation and where illegals may go unmolested.

    Within the safe areas there are suggestions of where there are good incomes/jobs and good social services available.

  11. Everyone in McHenry counties tired of the excuses why our taxes are too high. Its simple math. Get rid of 25percent of the people not working anyway and cut the budget and then cut our property taxes. I always hear the excuse, well call the library, or school, or police or fire and tell them to lower their budgets…Come on try running a business that way…Our gov sucks from the little to the big…Crystal Lake probably has 50 police cars and SUV’s all tricked out and Lakewood what 8 police cars really such High crime areas….come on…get real..

  12. Government over spending charging us the bill.

    McHenry county all residents are sick and tired of High Property tax bills ,. many are moving out, common on leaders get the burden off Our backs..

  13. First time commenter “mark” wrote the following:

    Everyone in McHenry counties tired of the excuses why our taxes are too high.

    Its simple math.

    Get rid of 25 percent of the people not working anyway and cut the budget and then cut our property taxes.

    I always hear the excuse, well call the library, or school, or police or fire and tell them to lower their budgets…

    Come on try running a business that way…

    Our gov sucks from the little to the big…

    Crystal Lake probably has 50 police cars and SUV’s all tricked out and Lakewood what 8 police cars really such High crime areas….

    come on…get real..

    Another prolific commenter uses that moniker.

    Would you please select another name?

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