by Jonathan Ingram
The Illinois House just passed SB 2194, which imposes new taxes on tobacco products and hospitals. We've previously explained why cigarette taxes can't fix the structural problems in the Medicaid program.
A total of eighteen Republicans signed on to the tax hike, including Mike Bost, Dan Brady, Franco Coladipietro, Jim Durkin, Kent Gaffney, Renée Kosel, David Leitch, Donald Moffitt, Rosemary Mulligan, Chris Nybo, JoAnn Osmond, Robert Pritchard, Dennis Reboletti, Chapin Rose, Jim Sacia, Darlene Senger, Jim Watson, and Dave Winters. They were joined by 42 Democrats.
You can read the full roll call here.