GOP Lawmakers Express Concern About Potential Property Tax Hike

On Wednesday, all House Republican lawmakers representing McLean County which include State Representatives Dan Caulkins, Jason Bunting, William Hauter, and Dennis Tipsword sent a letter to the House State Government Administration Committee to express their concerns about legislation that will result in a property tax hike for residents forced into the new airport taxing district.

Senate Bill 684 amends the Airport Authorities Act to create the Central Illinois Regional Airport Authority to encompass all of McLean County. This legislation if enacted would dissolve the current Bloomington-Normal Airport Authority and assume its powers, assets, and liabilities. Powers would include a property tax levy expanded to all of McLean County and include the new authority to issue bonds; rents, tolls, fees, and eminent domain.  

The letter may be viewed here: