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A proposed increase in gas taxes to pay for state infrastructure spending would impose another burden on overtaxed Illinoisans.
Illinoisans already pay a variety of high taxes, including at the pump.
Illinois state Sen. Dave Syverson, R-Rockford, joins state Rep. Dan Brady, R-Bloomington, in supporting an increase in the state’s gas tax.
Illinoisans already pay some of the highest taxes in the nation, including high taxes at the pump.
Illinois’ multilayered state and local gas taxes drive up prices at the pump
As part of the just-enacted state budget, the General Assembly has moved up the expiration of a tax break for sales of gasoline mixed with ethanol. This will likely make the price at the pump go up.
Though U.S. gas prices have dropped to near all-time lows, Illinois’ state and local taxes make gas costlier in the Land of Lincoln than in neighboring states.
Motorists in Chicago face higher gas prices than the national and state average, due in part to the multiple layers of taxes heaped upon by state, county and local government.
Contracting and fuel industry experts sounded off on a recent idea to raise Illinois’ fuel tax.
SB 3267 would introduce electronic driver tracking, and create a behemoth bureaucracy to keep tabs on Illinois drivers and figure out how to process tax credits.