Wednesday, April 26, 2017

VIDEO: IASB Governmental Relations talks school election results

IASB’s Deputy Executive Director Ben Schwarm recently sat down with Assistant Director of Governmental Relations Zach Messersmith to discuss results from the April 4 local elections. Among the highlights are the historic passage rate for property tax increases and how the state’s failure to provide sufficient, reliable funding may have impacted voter’s decisions. The pair also talked about county sales tax outcomes and why fewer bonding proposals have been on the ballot in recent years.


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Click here to view election charts and a breakdown of school finance and bond referendums over the past decade in Illinois.