News from State Rep Anthony DeLuca



Dear Friend,

Last week the Illinois House passed House Bill 109, legislation known as the “Lifeline Budget.”  The plan appropriates unspent dollars sitting in two special funds: the Commitment to Human Services Fund and the Educational Assistance Fund.  HB109 will provide limited funding for Senior Meals on Wheels, Domestic Violence, Developmentally Disabled, State Universities, Community Colleges and MAP Grants, Violence Prevention, Breast & Cervical Cancer Screenings and other important programs.

HB109 is not a substitute for a full-year budget, but the lifeline budget is necessary to continue to provide the most critical safety net programs for the most vulnerable among us.  I will continue to urge my colleagues in Springfield to negotiate and pass a responsible full-year budget.  A budget that includes the revenue the state needs with reforms and cuts where possible so we can have stability in Illinois to grow our economy.

Please click on the link below to view the details of House Bill 109.


Additionally, the Illinois House passed House Bill 156, a property tax relief package.  Our families need relief from skyrocketing property tax bills.  Too many residents who have worked hard to purchase a home and provide good opportunities for their children are struggling to pay property taxes that increase every year.  This is why I sponsored a comprehensive property tax relief package that will provide a reduction to every homeowner by increasing the value of key property tax credits for families, seniors, veterans and people with disabilities.  Seniors on fixed incomes would see lower property tax bills, as exemptions for homeowners over the age of 65 would increase from $5,000.00 to $6,000.00.  HB156 would also expand tax credits provided to long-term homeowners and freeze property taxes for many homeowners with disabilities.

Please click on the link below to view the details of House Bill 156.

I know there is much more work to be done, and I’ll continue fighting to provide property tax relief for our communities and to pass a responsible full year budget.   Thank you very much for your continued support!

Illinois 80th District includes portions of:
Townships: Bloom, Crete, Florence, Frankfort, Green Garden, Manhattan, Monee, New Lenox, Peotone, Rich, and Wilton
Municipalities: Chicago Heights, Flossmoor, Frankfort, Glenwood, Hazel Crest, Homewood, Manhattan, Matteson, Mokena, Monee, New Lenox, Olympia Fields, Park Forest, Richton Park, South Chicago Heights, Steger, Symerton University Park, and Wilmington
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