CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayors from throughout Chicago’s suburbs lashed out Monday at Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plan to cut in half state revenue sharing with local governments.
The governor’s proposed budget would save approximately $600 million a year, by reducing the income tax revenue usually shared with municipal governments from 8 percent to 4 percent.
Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner said that would take nearly $10 million from his community, which would not be able to replace retiring police officers and firefighters.
“It would be reducing our efforts to maintain our streets, to plow the snow, to do the critical services that our residents expect,” he said.