IL democrats presenting property tax freeze plan

Illinois’ democratic lawmakers plan to present their version of a property tax freeze to the Revenue and Finance Committee.

Governor Bruce Rauner insisted a property tax freeze be implemented before a budget is passed. He said he is willing to allow a temporary income tax raise be implemented in exchange.

Democratic lawmakers were hesitant to allow the freeze on property tax claiming public school depend on those taxes to cover shortcomings from other sources.

Rauner will also spend Tuesday reviewing legislation that will raise the minimum wage in the state to $15 per hour over the next 5 years.

Proponents of the legislation say a higher minimum wage would protect workers while opponents say it would hurt small businesses.

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