|Illinois State Senate District 32|
| Assumed office|
| Current term ends|
January 12, 2013
Sen. Althoff answers questions from students
Althoff graduated from Illinois State with her Bachelor's degree and her Master's degree from Northeast Illinois.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Althoff has been appointed to these committees:
- Appropriations II Committee, Illinois State Senate, Ranking Minority Member
- Committee of the Whole, Illinois Senate
- Human Services Committee, Illinois State Senate
- Labor Committee, Illinois State Senate
- Local Government Committee, Illinois State Senate
- Joint Committee on Administrative Rules
- Subcommittee on Amendments (Local Government)
- Subcommittee on Health Care Licensing
- Subcommittee on Special Issues (Human Services)
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Althoff served on these committees:
- Appropriations I
- Appropriations II Ranking Republican Member
- Deficit Reduction
- Higher Education
- Licensed Activities Ranking Republican Member
- Local Government.
Special Service Areas
Current state law allows municipalities to create special service areas, or SSAs. SSAs can generate funding to build infrastructure projects that are intended to benefit a geographical area that is less than borders of a municipality. This can include sewer projects, street repairs and so on.
Property owners located within an SSAs pay more on their property taxes for a set period (usually 20 years) until bonds issued to pay for the project are repaid. Residents can stop a town or county from imposing an SSA by collecting signatures on a petition from 51% of the area's property owners of record and 51% of the registered voters within the SSA.
Althoff's legislation would instead require the municipality that wants to impose the tax to hold a vote before they impose the tax, rather than putting the burden of collecting signatures on those who oppose the tax. According to co-sponsor Jack D. Franks, SB 1555 "would require the people who are trying to raise taxes on the citizens to prove that 51 percent of the people want their taxes raised."
|Illinois State Senate, District 32 (2008)|
|Pamela Althoff (R)||93,855|
In 2008, Althoff collected $170,928 in donations.
Listed below are those that contributed most to her campaign.
|Chicago Automobile Trade Association||$5,000|
|Palmetto Properties Inc.||$4,300|
|Illinois State Medical Society||$4,000|
|Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois||$3,250|
|Lexington Square Inc.||$3,000|
|Valley Medical Inn||$3,000|
|Construction & General Laborers District Council of Chicago & Vicinity||$2,700|
|Central Illinois Public Service Co.||$2,000|
|Illinois Health Care Association||$2,000|
|Vincent & Patricia Foglia||$2,000|
|Illinois Merchants Association||$2,000|
|Friends of Harper||$2,000|
|Illinois Construction Industry CMTE||$2,000|
|Citizens for Frank Watson||$2,000|
|Illinois Realtors Association||$1,800|
Bond represents Illinois Senate District 32. District 32 includes McHenry County which is considered part of the Chicagoland region.
Althoff resides in McHenry, Illinois.
- Pamela Althoff's personal website
- Biography from the Illinois General Assembly
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004,
- Sen. Althoff on State Surge
- Pamela Althoff on Twitter
- Pamela Althoff on Facebook
- "Illinois General Assembly" List of Illinois Senate Committees, July 28, 2009
- Northwest Herald, "Johnsburg residents question funding source for SSA appeal case", June 19, 2009
- Illinois Senate election results for 2008
- Althoff Campaign Donors
- "Illinois Chamber of * Commerce Committee, Illinois State Senate, Northeast Illinois Legislative District Maps, July 29, 2009
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