Say no to $50 million tax hike request

Posted12/27/2016 12:01 AM

It's Christmas for our local taxing bodies. These local bodies like the townships, park districts, schools, villages, and the county all contribute to our property taxes.

Our local municipalities have more than enough tax revenue. Per capita tax revenues have grown exponentially faster than inflation over the last three decades. The Kane County Forest Preserve Board, which consists of county board members is pushing a $50 million tax hike referendum, to take more land off the tax rolls. When the county buys land from private parties, you and I pay more for the same services.


Our country just saw a very controversial election season. The primaries and general elections were dominated by people who were frustrated with status quo. Both Republicans and Democrats are being taxed out of their homes.

Kane County Board members, a yes vote for this referendum is a vote to raise property taxes on seniors and working class families. A vote to place this referendum on the ballot is a vote to make doing business in Kane County more expensive. Please vote no against any referendum to hike taxes.

State Representative-Elect Allen Skillicorn

East Dundee

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