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Posted on: February 26, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Mayor Burns Speaks Out On Governor's Proposed Plan To Cut Municipal Income Tax Revenue

Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns joined other municipal leaders Feb. 24 at the Metro West Council of Governments press conference expressing concern regarding Gov. Bruce Rauner's call to reduce the local share of the state income tax by 50 percent.

The Governor announced in February during a budget address his proposal to cut the Local Governments Distributive Fund (or LGDF) to help fix the state's financial problems. In Geneva, that would translate to about $1 million on an annual basis.

The local share has been an important revenue stream for municipalities since the income tax was first instituted in Illinois in 1969. Local communities have counted on it for 45 years to help fund key public services like police, fire, water and sewer treatment, infrastructure repair and construction and snow removal.

Watch Mayor Burns speak about the issue during the Metro West press conference at the link below.

Mayor Burns Speaks At Metro West Press Conference
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