- August 29, 2012
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The owner of privatized housing at Scott Air Force Base will be required to pay property taxes after Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) signed legislation earlier this month correcting a discrepancy in how housing at Scott and Great Lakes Naval Station were treated for tax purposes. The existing statute only obligated the leaseholder of naval housing to pay property taxes, reported Herald Publications. The superintendent of a school district neighboring Scott AFB said the measure would allow its schools to obtain the necessary financial support to maintain their stellar reputation. “Passing this legislation means we will continue to be able to provide a first-class educational experience for all students in District 19, including the 58 percent of students in our district as a result of the federal presence of Scott AFB,” said District 19 Superintendent Craig Fiegel.