Holmes backs legislation to cut government waste

holmes 022817SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Linda Holmes, D-Aurora, issued the following statement in support of a measure to streamline local government:

“The property owners in my district have suffered under an increasingly large property tax burden,” Holmes said. “Property taxes rise for numerous reasons, but one common-sense way to control and lower them is to grant local governments the ability to consolidate and eliminate unnecessary and wasteful units. This legislation gives local voters the power to cut waste.”

With over 7,000 units of local government, Illinois has more than any other state in the country. The cost of operating some units of government is often costly and provides minimal benefit to the taxpayer. By allowing local voters to cut and consolidate units of government, this legislation will streamline government and improve services.

Sen. Linda Holmes

Assistant Majority Leader Linda Holmes

Assistant Majority Leader
42nd District

Years served: 2007 - Present

Committee assignments: Agriculture (Vice-Chairperson); Commerce and Economic Development (Chairperson); Executive; Labor; Local Government (Vice-Chairperson); Telecommunications & InfoTechnology.

Biography: Elected to the Senate in 2006; born March 16, 1959, in Chicago; received a bachelor's degree from the National College of Education (now National-Lewis University); First woman president of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry; Full-time state legislator.

Associated Representatives:
Barbara Hernandez
Stephanie A. Kifowit