The top issue that candidates hear from folks throughout Illinois is complaints about the state’s high property taxes. And, the Democrat candidate for Governor says he has a plan to change that. J. B. Pritzker made a campaign stop in Vandalia this past week. During that stop, he talked about education funding and how it ties in with high property taxes around the state. Pritzker says that most states fund education half with state funding and half with local money. But, he says Illinois is still funding 3/4ths of education from the local level. He says that’s got to change to help bring down property taxes around the state. He criticized the actions of his opponent, Bruce Rauner, on the issue.
Pritzker and Rauner will square off in the Governor’s race in the November General Election.