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Illinois bill could create new 3-cent per gallon local gas tax

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House Bill 4424 would give every Illinois municipal government the power to impose a 3-cent per gallon tax on gas without first gaining the approval of local taxpayers at the polls.

As Gov. J.B. Pritzker touts his temporary 1-cent gas tax relief proposal for Illinoisans, new legislation could permanently raise local gas taxes up to 3 cents per gallon.

The proposed legislation would allow municipal governments with fewer than 3 million residents to levy up to a 3-cent per gallon tax on gasoline for road projects without first gaining the approval of local taxpayers at the polls.

This would give each of Illinois’ 1297 municipalities the individual power to raise gas taxes on residents at will.

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  1. I have not purchased gasoline in Illinois in months. Like many residents, I make a run for the border to save money on fuel. The confiscatory amount of taxes added to gasoline in Illinois by all units of government is staggering. On one occasion, I saved $1.07 per gallon by crossing the state line and I probably could have saved even more if I had not chosen a filling station in close proximity to the highway.
    I do not know how the owners of gas stations near the state borders manage to stay open when motorists can simply pass them buy.
    To justify my trips, I am also making other purchases outside of Illinois as well to avoid sales taxes.