Governor Bruce Rauner stopped at a home in Poplar Grove Wednesday morning to call on lawmakers to pass “real, lasting property tax relief.”
Illinois’ General Assembly finished session last Wednesday with no end to the state’s historic budget stalemate, now entering year three with no budget in Illinois.
Since before that deadline, Rauner has been holding news conferences at Illinois homes demanding a property tax freeze as a precondition for a budget agreement. He says the General Assembly can’t pass a tax hike on income and sales and not provide property tax relief.
The governor was at the home of Eric Miller in the 300 block of Ridgestone Trail in Poplar Grove at 10 a.m. on Wednesday before moving on to hold similar events at homes in Moline and Peoria later in the day.
Wednesday marked Illinois’ 707th day operating without a budget.