State rep looks to eliminate gas tax

State rep looks to eliminate gas tax

SPRINGFIELD -- Some lawmakers are pushing for a plan to save us money at the pump.
SPRINGFIELD -- Some lawmakers are pushing for a plan to save us money at the pump. The plan would lift the Illinois' sales tax on gas.

Every time you fill up, more than 6% of the cost goes to the state. The bill's sponsor says, without that tax, more people who live closer to border states might stop crossing over to fill up.

Representative Jack Franks (D) wants the bill to be heard next month during the fall veto session. He says people need a break.

Earlier this week it was reported the price of gas has been $3 or higher for more than 1,000 days. Franks says the legislature suspended the sales tax on gas in 2000, but it was only temporary for about six months.

Franks says he wants the bill to permanently remove the sales tax on gas. It would go into effect in July.
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