Lawmaker pushing for immediate cash into Local Government Distributive Fund
CHICAGO HEIGHTS—(ENEWSPF)—March 11, 2013. In an attempt to end payment delays to local governments, State Rep. Anthony DeLuca (D-Chicago heights) recently filed legislation that will require a portion of revenue tax receipts to go directly into the Local Government Distributive Fund (LGDF).
“This legislation aims to cut down on the red tape on local governments receiving income tax receipts,” said Rep. DeLuca. “I don’t see any need for these funds to first go to the General Revenue Fund (GRF) when they’re supposed to go to LGDF. I am simply cutting out the middle man and giving the local governments their money faster.”
House Bill 961 requires their share in an expedited manner of income tax receipts to be distributed to local governments by the state, be sent directly to the local LGDF, instead of going through GRF first. If enacted, this measure would prevent local governments from receiving delayed LGDF payments and also prevent the possibility of these funds being removed through fund sweeps.
“As a former Mayor of the City of Chicago Heights, I completely understand the importance of receiving necessary funds in a timely manner,” Said Rep. DeLuca. “This measure provides public safety to residents by helping local governments fund their firefighters and law enforcement. I will continue pushing for meaningful legislation to encourage fiscal responsibility and get the state back on the right track.”
For more information about upcoming legislation or to share your own ideas or concerns, please contact State Rep. DeLuca’s constituent service office by calling 708-754-7900.