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Advocates push for $1-per-pack tax increase on cigarettes Advocates push for $1-per-pack tax increase on cigarettes

Advocates push for $1-per-pack tax increase on cigarettes

Anti-smoking advocates with the American Cancer Society want Illinois lawmakers to hike the tax on a pack of cigarettes by $1. It is a proposal backed by Democratic senators who pushed to raise the age to purchase tobacco products to 21, and comes as legislators are seeking sources of revenue in the final weeks of the legislative session.

Graduated tax amendment moves to House Graduated tax amendment moves to House

Graduated tax amendment moves to House

A graduated income tax amendment is on the move at the Illinois State Capitol.  On a busy Wednesday afternoon, Senate Democrats advanced the proposal, House Republicans held a news conference bashing it, and Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker addressed two organizations composed of members who are vocally opposed to it. 

 

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