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Property tax task force, relief fund bills pass House committee Property tax task force, relief fund bills pass House committee

Property tax task force, relief fund bills pass House committee

A pair of measures aimed at addressing high property taxes in the state passed committee Tuesday, one day after being touted by Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker upon passage of a graduated income tax constitutional amendment. Those measures will create a property tax relief fund and a property tax task force.
House sends graduated tax question to voters House sends graduated tax question to voters

House sends graduated tax question to voters

A constitutional amendment that would allow the General Assembly to set higher tax rates on greater amounts of income passed its last legislative hurdle Monday and will head to the voters for final approval about 18 months from now. After more than three hours of debate in which all 44 House Republicans spoke on the floor, the vote cleared its constitutionally mandated three-fifths majority by...
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