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Full Text of SB0272  94th General Assembly

June 6, 2005



August 12, 2005



To the Honorable Members of the

Illinois Senate

94th General Assembly


Pursuant to Article IV, Section 9(b) of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, I hereby veto

­Senate Bill 272, entitled “AN ACT concerning local government.”   Senate Bill 272 allows a non-home rule municipality to increase sales taxes after approved by referendum.  I understand that forty communities have imposed sales taxes under this section of the law and I believe the current ˝% limit is prudent.  The challenge, which we have faced throughout state government, is to fund important services and programs without asking the people of Illinois to pay more in taxes.  I remain committed to this principle and cannot support legislation that asks for an increase in taxes. 


            For this reason, I hereby veto and return Senate Bill 272.