Rep. Keicher Defends Property Taxpayers, Calls for TIF Reform

Speaking in opposition to House Bill 2518, State Representative Jeff Keicher said the state finally needs to provide relief to property taxpayers by reforming Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts. TIFs are supposed to be used to redevelop blighted areas and then expire, but this legislation would extend several TIFs well beyond their intended sunset dates, subsequently increasing property taxes.