Rauner pushes ‘local control’ in property tax, school budget battle

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CHICAGO — Governor Bruce Rauner says on Wednesday the state senate’s property tax freeze legislation is missing a key element: it doesn’t give communities the ability to control costs on bidding, contracting, and collective bargaining.

He used the Chicago Public Schools’ pension woes as an example.

He points out the new CEO of CPS is calling on teachers to pay their full share towards their pensions. But, the Chicago Teachers Union is against that. Rauner also claims leaders in Chicago want to remove pension contribution issues from collective bargaining.

Rauner believes flexibility in this type of pension showdown will help fix property tax problems.

 

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  • John

    “Rauner believes flexibility in this type of pension showdown will help fix property tax problems.”

    The best fix is to move out of Illinois. As long as we continue to pay the school administrators there massive salaries and their massive pensions they can be no fix. School Boards are rubber stamps when it comes to spending the tax payers money