Honorable Members of the
Pursuant to Article IV, Section 9(b) of the Illinois
Constitution of 1970, I hereby veto
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.
this reason, I hereby veto and return Senate Bill 272.