The cost of public education should be moved from the regressive property tax to the progressive state income tax. This will result in a 2/3 reduction in property taxes for the average homeowner.
To bring greater efficiency to the cost remaining on property taxes to fund county, city, town, village and special districts there is a need to consolidate these local entities. County Govt. can remain unchanged but all special districts should be consolidated into the City, Incorporated Village, Townships in which they serve. This would include sanitation districts, parks, recreation, Library, Fire, Ambulance, roads, street lighting, sewers, etc.
These savings plus the school funding by the income tax would provide a total 75% reduction in property taxes.