Chicago-Taxpayers United of America (TUA) helped local activists defeat a major property tax increase referendum. It was a difficult battle, with teachers allegedly stealing yard signs opposing the property tax increase. Enraged taxpayers held firm and beat the property tax hike. This makes our 432rd property tax increase referenda victory in over 40 years of operation.
The referendum was put on the ballot by Barrington CUSD 220, demanding taxpayers foot the bill for $185 million in debt. Taxpayers defeated the tax increase 3,186 to 2,990.
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“By defeating this tax increase, taxpayers will save hundreds of dollars a year,” said Jim Tobin, President of TUA. “With this large tax with this large property tax increase defeated, we will focus our attention on the massive tax increases being pushed by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker.”
“Springfield Democrats are pushing an enormous and regressive $2 billion gasoline tax increase aimed to hurt the poor and smash the struggling middle class to fund wasteful Chicago transit. They are also aggressively lying and promoting the Pritzker Amendment, a graduated income tax on the middle class. These tax increase cannot be allowed to pass, and we will do everything in our power to stop them.”