A hike in gas and cigarette taxes in IL could push residents to travel to neighboring states to make their purchases

The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson

(Jose M. Osorio, Chicago Tribune)

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Rick Pearson talks to Bill Fleischli, Executive Vice President of the Illinois Petroleum Marketers Association/Illinois Association of Convenience Stores, on the group’s concern about the possibility of a hike in gas and cigarette taxes in IL. Bill touches on the issue of infrastructure in IL and how much is spent on our highways; the issue of raising taxes as it causes IL residents to cross borders into neighboring states to make their purchases; and much more.


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