Illinoisans already get hosed at the pump, but politicians are looking for new ways to soak drivers. Under proposed plans, Illinois drivers would be forced to pay a per-mile road user fee in addition to exorbitant gas taxes. A similar plan was floated by Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, in 2016.
House Resolution 766, filed Jan. 23, 2018 by state Rep. Charles Meier, R-Highland, opposes any state taxes based on the number of miles driven.
Per-mile taxes come with serious privacy concerns, as drivers may have to install devices to monitor their usage. Not to mention that adding a per-mile driven tax would add to the already-crushing tax burden facing Illinoisans.
Sign the petition today to tell your lawmaker to oppose a per-mile tax on Illinois drivers.