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Pritzker on July 1 forcing gas stations to put political ads on pumps

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On July 1, Illinois’ gas station owners will be forced by Gov. J.B. Pritzker to put what they say are political ads on their pumps, but they are fighting back.

Their trade organization is suing the Illinois Department of Revenue to stop the Pritzker administration from forcing them to display election-year messaging about a delay in the automatic annual gas tax hike.

Rob Forsyth, owner of 79 MotoMart gas stations in six states, said if he doesn’t want to advertise fiscal policy just before an election, that’s his right.

“It’s political speech,” Forsyth said. “The freedom of speech is not just that you can say what you want with a few limits, but also that you’re not forced to say what other people want you to say.”

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