Holan tries to ease homeowners' worries with property tax forum
Homeowners worried about how property taxes could be dramatically affected by legislative antics in Springfield, packed a tax seminar hosted by Heidi Holan, Republican candidate for House District 46, in Glendale Heights on June 1.
“People are very concerned about their rising property taxes, especially in the face of current home values and an escalating cost of living,” Holan said. “Residents want to know what they can do about it. Providing this opportunity to learn what makes up our property tax bill and to hear about some of the policies inflicting the pain in this tax is the first step in changing the situation.”
Holan, along with Bloomingdale Township Assessor John Dabrowski and Illinois Policy Institute's Ted Dabrowski, no relation, presented information to local homeowners.
Holan said those in attendance were surprised to learn how property taxes could be dramatically affected by compensation packages for educators and administrators in the state, something that was stressed by the assessor and policy expert.
After an unbalanced budget introduced by House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-District 22) that would have raised taxes for the average family by $1,000 each year was rejected by the Senate last week, legislators in Springfield ended their spring session on May 31 without passing a balanced budget, leaving the state's finances in complete disarray.
Holan expressed her determination to reach out and assist the citizens of District 46.
“Residents are upset and they want answers," Holan said. "I’m committed to helping the people of my district find solutions. There’s no reason for me to wait until I get to Springfield to work with my neighbors toward positive, taxpayer-friendly results.”
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