On Tuesday the Illinois House of Representatives including State Representative Dan Beiser (D-Alton) approved legislation to bailout fellow colleague State Representative Monique Davis from paying at least $445,500 in unpaid taxes. The legislation House Bill 5761 passed 60Y-54N with Rep. Davis voting present.
House Bill 5761 exempts property owned by state and local governments and school districts from paying taxes if leased to another state or local government, allowing Rep. Davis to avoid having to pay $445,500 in unpaid taxes owed to the Chicago Public Schools.
“I am appalled that Rep. Beiser voted to bailout his Chicago colleague by nearly half a million dollars in unpaid taxes,” said Kathy Smith. “This is prime example of politics as usual in Springfield, the legislature continues to help themselves, not the taxpayer.”