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Spanish Daily Journal
     July 8, 2019      #44-189 sdj 0
 
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The Illinois tax on gas increased from 19 cents per gallon to 38 cents. According to an analysis by the Illinois Policy Institute, the tax increase on gas will cost each driver in Illinois an extra $100 per year.

Gas tax hike hits Illinois pumps  

Let’s call them the Dirty Dozen.

Filling station customers in a dozen U.S. states had to dig deeper into their pockets beginning Monday, a nd it wasn’t because the cost of coffee had risen.

It was spiked gas and diesel fuel, and Illinois led the way with a 19-cent per gallon hike in the per-gallon gas tax and 24 cents on diesel. Political leadership has promised the new revenue will be used to repair the state’s crumbling roads and bridges.

The tax is a key spoke in the wheel for Gov. J.B. ...

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