Help AFP-IL Fight Local Tax Increases!‏

From Americans For Prosperity-Illinois…

Last year, AFP-IL announced the Local Anti-Tax Initiative, an exciting new program to help taxpayers fight local governments’ attempts to raise taxes and increase debt. Through this program, AFP-Illinois is able to provide various forms of assistance* in defeating proposed local tax or debt increases. In the November 2012 election, AFP-IL targeted a dozen such referenda around the state, defeating nine. Some by very small margins; 126 votes in one race & 0.8% in another.

With the April municipal elections just months away, we’re on the lookout for any such ballot initiatives & we need your help! The deadline for local governments to place referenda on the April 9th ballot is next Tuesday. If you and your neighbors are organizing to oppose an increase in borrowing and debt, please click here and fill out the informational form to let us know.

According to the Daily Herald, “taxes paid to the state’s 6,000-plus units of government (rose) nearly $9 billion” between 2000 – 2010 and the state income tax rose by 67% in 2011.Our federal and state governments have a spending problem that has produced record deficits and threatens our fiscal well-being but, unfortunately, many of our local governments also spend too much of the taxpayers’ money.

I look forward to standing with you in fighting this spending problem and restoring fiscal responsibility to all levels of government.


David From
State Director
Americans for Prosperity-Illinois

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