A combination education funding reform and property tax freeze bill fell a few votes short in the Illinois Senate Wednesday. The legislation freezes property taxes for two years, giving homeowners some relief from one of their number one complaints says State Senator Andy Manar. He says it also addresses how schools are funded in Illinois.
During the two year property tax freeze, a special committee would try to come up with a more equitable system for handing out state education dollars. Opponents says the measure was a good start but that negotiations need to continue.