Changing minds on property taxes

Changing minds on property taxes

Posted by Mike Riopell on Tue, 03/04/2014 - 10:41

A group of House Republican state lawmakers Monday touted legislation that would freeze how much local governments can collect in property taxes if home prices go down.

Among the supporters are lawmakers in tough March 18 primary races, including state Reps. Ron Sandack of Downers Grove, Sandra Pihos of Glen Ellyn and Dennis Reboletti of Elmhurst.

This idea has been around before, from Democratic state Rep. Jack Franks of Marengo. In fact, a similar proposal came to a vote and was defeated in November of 2011. Here's how people voted.

Reboletti and Pihos voted against it then. Sandack was in the Senate at the time.

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