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Homeowners in Golf School District 67 overwhelmingly defeated a property-tax increase referendum on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. Taxpayers United of America (TUA) worked with local taxpayers, providing informational flyers and detailed information to assist in defeating this increase.
“We have helped homeowners defeat 194 property-tax increase referendums since 1977,” said Jim Tobin, TUA President.
“Homeowners in District 67 have defeated such a referendum at the ballot box twice already, but these greedy District 67 government teachers and district bureaucrats came back for a third try.”
“The average value of a home in Morton Grove is $347,800, so this referendum, had it passed, would have increased such a home’s annual real estate tax bill by about $327 – every year.”
The “No” vote was 614 or 66%, and the “Yes” vote was 314 or 34%.
TUA will be working with local taxpayers across Illinois to defeat other tax increase referenda that will appear on the April 9, 2013 ballot.
“Taxpayers are frustrated and angry over governments’ grab for their hard earned money, which funds the government employees’ lavish pay and benefits for jobs that have almost no risk and no consequence for poor performance. Taxpayers in Golf SD67 and across the state are suffering with falling home values, unemployment and increasing tax burdens at every level. It’s time the greedy government bureaucrats shared some of the financial burden,” concludes Tobin.