Illinois GOP sends letters to House Democrats asking them to stand up for property tax freeze
Twenty-seven House Democrats recently received letters from the Illinois Republican Party, drawing their attention to the permanent property tax freeze they voted for in January and calling for action on property tax relief now.
The letter was written from the perspective of the bill, House Bill 6630, and criticized the recipient for considering the bill part of an "extreme right-wing agenda."
"It's me, H.B. 6630. I know you've been working with a lot of other bills lately (everything except a balanced budget it seems), but I just wanted you to remember me," the letter begins.
This tax freeze bill died in the Senate, and the current proposed freeze from the Democrats has "major gaps," according to an Illinois GOP press release.
"When you voted for me, it meant something? Right?" the letter states. "If it did, please stand up for me,"
House Democrats who received the letter include John D'Amico, Fred Crespo, Deb Conroy, Marty Moylan, Michelle Mussman, Carol Sente, Sam Yingling, Natalie Manley, Sue Scherer, Dan Beiser, Jerry Costello, Brandon Phelps, Jaime Andrade Jr., Luis Arroyo, Linda Chapa LaVia, Scott Drury, Sara Feigenholtz, Mary Flowers, Elizabeth Hernandez, Jay Hoffman, Camille Lilly, Rita Mayfield, Silvana Tabares, Litesa Wallace, Ann Williams, Kathleen Willis and Speaker Mike Madigan.