Opposing possible McLean County tax increase

A bill has been proposed which would expand the Central Illinois Regional Airport Authority to cover all of McLean County. This could include expanding a property tax levy to rural areas of the county not currently included.

Last week I was one of the four House members who represent a part of McLean County who wrote to the chair of the House State Government Administration committee asking him to postpone consideration of this bill until the people of McLean County can weigh in on it. Unfortunately, our plea was ignored and the bill has now advanced to the House floor.

I will continue to oppose this effort to raise taxes on rural residents of McLean County.