Is a new Granite City gasoline tax on the horizon
Posted by Riverbender on February 6, 2020, 1:37 pm
Just think of all the brother in laws, cousins aunts and uncles that could be hired with a new gasoline tax. It is another bag of candy for the Democrats. |
The sponsor of a measure that would give local governments the ability to tack on a municipal gas tax on top of state and federal gas taxes said it was designed to level the playing field inside the state’s boundaries, but a group representing convenience stores said it would make Illinois even more of an outlier compared to neighboring states.
Senate Bill 2978, filed earlier this month, would open up the ability for all municipal governments to tack on an extra 3 percent gas tax to the state and federal gas tax.
Bill sponsor, state Sen. Bill Cunningham, D-Chicago, said the bill wasn't going to move anytime soon, but it could come up before the end of the legislative session. He said it would open up local control of local gas taxes.