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Republican legislators criticize Pritzker Gas Tax

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Republican legislators criticize Pritzker Gas Tax

Republican legislators criticize Pritzker Gas Tax  Governor Pritzker’s doubling of the Illinois Gasoline Tax causes damage to Illinois economy coalition of Republican legislators argue in an Op-Ed commentary By Republican State Representatives Transportation is a vital part of the Illinois economy. When it comes to Interstate highways, Illinois has the third most Interstates in the…

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Speaker Madigan applauds adoption of bipartisan balanced budget

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Speaker Madigan applauds adoption of bipartisan balanced budget

Speaker Madigan applauds adoption of bipartisan balanced budget Legislative report: The Illinois General Assembly approved a bi-partisan budget on Saturday that Speaker Michael J. Madigan predicted will off-set much of the state’s outstanding deficits and shortfalls “Two years ago at this time, Illinois stood on the edge of a cliff. Billions of dollars in debt…

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Pritzker Applauds Cannabis law, passes Illinois House

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Pritzker Applauds Cannabis law, passes Illinois House

Pritzker Applauds Cannabis law, passes Illinois House The Illinois House approved the legislation legalizing adult-use cannabis, sale of recreational Marijuana (Cannabis), a vote appaluded by Gov. JB Pritzker. “The state of Illinois just made history, legalizing adult-use cannabis with the most equity-centric approach in the nation. This will have a transformational impact on our state,…

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Petroleum Marketers: Raising taxes on gas and cigarettes will hurt businesses across Illinois

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Petroleum Marketers: Raising taxes on gas and cigarettes will hurt businesses across Illinois

Petroleum Marketers: Raising taxes on gas and cigarettes will hurt businesses across Illinois New taxes will be disastrous for gas stations and convenience stores, particularly along border As lawmakers prepare to head home for the summer, one of their final acts before leaving the Capitol includes potentially doubling the state’s motor fuel tax and raising…

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Sandoval cosponsors legislation to legalize adult-use recreational cannabis in Illinois

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Sandoval cosponsors legislation to legalize adult-use recreational cannabis in Illinois

Sandoval cosponsors legislation to legalize adult-use recreational cannabis in Illinois Proposal includes provisions for expungement, equitable participation in the industry. The Illinois Senate on Thursday May 30, 2019 voted 38-17 to approve the legislation after about 40 minutes of debate. It must still pass the Illinois House. Recreational cannabis could soon be legal in Illinois under…

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“Fair Tax” approved by Illinois House, now goes to voters

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“Fair Tax” approved by Illinois House, now goes to voters

“Fair Tax” approved by Illinois House, now goes to voters Leaders Also Announce Property Tax Relief Task Force As Part of Fair Tax; Bipartisan, Bicameral Task Force to Make Recommendations for Property Tax Relief. The “Fair Tax” law will be presented to Illinois Voters in a binding referendum in the November 2020 elections Governor JB…

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