CHICAGO (AP) - A group of suburban Chicago leaders says Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed reduction to local governments’ share of income tax revenues could equal public safety cuts.
More than a dozen mayors, presidents and administrators on Monday protested the 50 percent reduction to money that cities receive through the Local Government Distributive Fund. That’s how income tax revenues are distributed. Their efforts include a website and follow pleas from southern Illinois mayors.
Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner says the cuts represent nearly $10 million for Illinois’ second largest city. He says municipalities are still reeling from recession reductions and being asked to shoulder Illinois’ fiscal problems.
Rauner says Illinois spends beyond its means. His office says reductions to municipalities would put Illinois in line with surrounding states.
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