The former Illinois state representative and conservative who nearly upset Bruce Rauner in the GOP primary discloses more deception as practiced by Springfield politicians.
As part of the 2017 school funding formula change, $50 million – of the annual targeted $350 million increase in state education funding – is designated to go to districts with high tax rates to help with property tax relief.
The first problem with is that it is not real property tax relief. $50 million may sound like a lot of money, but it is insufficient to provide real relief in Illinois – where we have the highest overall tax burden and the second highest property tax rates in the nation….
The second problem is that the PTRG [Property Tax Relief Grants] is going to districts that – on average – spend $17,960 per student, 35% more that the state average of $13,337.
Get the surprising and troubling details here.