Transportation for Illinois Coalition http://wuis.org en Gas Station Owners Warn Against Fuel Tax Increase http://wuis.org/post/gas-station-owners-warn-against-fuel-tax-increase <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A coalition of Illinois gas station owners say they're wary of a plan to increase motor fuel taxes. Opponents say it would cause too much pain at the pump.</p><p></p><p>Engineers, the state Chamber of Commerce, and local mass transit agencies have a strategy to shore up the state's deteriorating highway network and other infrastructure needs: a strategy that includes raising Illinois' tax on gas, which hasn't seen an increase in 24 years.</p><p>For now, it's just a plan; no state lawmaker has committed to supporting that proposal.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:49:27 +0000 Hannah Meisel 23057 at http://wuis.org Gas Station Owners Warn Against Fuel Tax Increase Business Leaders Propose Increased Gas Tax For Road Repairs http://wuis.org/post/business-leaders-propose-increased-gas-tax-road-repairs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Advocates for infrastructure investment want to raise the gas tax to fix Illinois roads. The new revenue would go toward maintenance which they say is long overdue.</p><p></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:48:02 +0000 Hannah Meisel 22159 at http://wuis.org Business Leaders Propose Increased Gas Tax For Road Repairs Spending, Savings Fuel Gas Tax Proposals http://wuis.org/post/spending-savings-fuel-gas-tax-proposals <p>As gas prices rise and fall, there's one constant: however much you pay to fill your gas tank, it's taxed. Several proposals would change how.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In Illinois, gasoline is taxed twice.</span></p><p>"What we have in Illinois is a tax on a tax," Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo) says. "Which is just wrong. Because right now we get charged with the motor fuel tax. But then on top of that, they charge a sales tax."</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 14:53:00 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 8616 at http://wuis.org Spending, Savings Fuel Gas Tax Proposals