ST. CHARLES—State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) was recently named to the Property Tax Relief Task Force, a bipartisan, bicameral group that will be analyzing the state’s property tax system to find relief for Illinois residents.
Representative Ugaste was appointed to the task force by House Minority Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs). The group will be examining the root causes of high property taxes in communities across the state, assessing other states’ legislative solutions to reduce property tax burdens in both the short and long term, and proposing policy changes that will bring real relief to Illinois homeowners.
“I hear about high property taxes from my constituents as much or more than any other issue,” said Ugaste. “And it isn’t just in the 65th District, this is a huge issue across Illinois that is pushing residents out of our state and hurting businesses. I am ready to work toward meaningful solutions that will provide the real relief our residents are looking for. If we can find both short and long term solutions for property taxes in our state, Illinois will be on a better path forward to success.”
The task force will begin working in a collaborative manner to find solutions and will report their findings to the Governor and the General Assembly within 90 days. A final report will be submitted by December 31, 2019.