Reform needed to ease taxpayers' burden, Rezin says
It’s no secret that 2017 has been a rough year for Illinois taxpayers, and Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) says reform will be necessary to ease the burden placed on taxpayers.
As 2017 began, the state had no budget, resulting in social service providers struggling to provide services to the people of Illinois.
A budget was eventually put into place after lawmakers, led by House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago), successfully overrode Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of the spending plan that included a $5 billion tax hike.
However, this was not the end of issues affecting taxpayers.
Multiple vetoes and failed overrides on legislation regarding matters including student loan borrower protection, right to work, wage theft, the Debt Transparency Act and the Illinois minimum wage, have all taken a toll on taxpayers of the state.
Rezin said she feels reform will play an integral role in improving the budget and easing the burden placed on Illinois taxpayers.
“Reforms are the best way to bring hope and change to Illinois, and they can set our state on a path to fiscal certainty,” Rezin told the Grundy Reporter. “This includes no more tax increases and no more unbalanced budgets. What has occurred in Illinois for far too long – higher taxes and no reforms that help businesses or families, is the reason so many families have moved to other states.”
Rezin also see’s a great importance of tax relief.
“We need to offer property tax relief to our working families, lower the burden and red tape for job creators and have term limits,” Rezin said. “It’s my hope in 2018, Chicago Democrats will recognize the need to reform Illinois and the desire from our citizens to change the culture and status quo in Springfield, and we can finally move Illinois forward.”