propane http://wuis.org en Lawmaker Calls For Reducing Propane Sales Tax http://wuis.org/post/lawmaker-calls-reducing-propane-sales-tax <p></p><p>A southern Illinois lawmaker wants to temporarily cut the tax on propane. &nbsp;<br />The Belleville News-Democrat reports the proposal is being introduced by Salem Republican Rep. John Cavaletto.</p><p>He wants to lower the tax from 6.25 percent to 1.25 percent. If it's approved, the decrease would take effect June 1 and last through August. &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:44:29 +0000 Associated Press 19760 at http://wuis.org Lawmaker Calls For Reducing Propane Sales Tax Lawmakers Aim To Ease Propane Cost In Cold Winter http://wuis.org/post/lawmakers-aim-ease-propane-cost-cold-winter <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The polar vortex returned to the Midwest this week, with frigid temperatures making it difficult for Illinoisans to keep their houses warm. Winter has been especially harsh for people who heat with propane, which has seen a near four-fold price increase in the wake of a regional shortage.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Sen. Dale Righter (</span>R-Mattoon<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) says the cost of propane is forcing families to make difficult decisions.</span></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 00:49:16 +0000 Hannah Meisel 17849 at http://wuis.org Lawmakers Aim To Ease Propane Cost In Cold Winter