Capital Infrastructure Plan Include Large Tax Hike

FILE - This June 21, 2006, file photo shows The Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Officials said Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 that preliminary test results show the possible presence of Legionella bacteria in the Illinois Capitol Complex's hot water system. Experts at the Illinois Department of Public Health say the complex is safe for state employees to work, and they're not aware of any reports of Legionnaires' disease related to the water system. More testing is underway and results are expected in about 14 days. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman File)

A capital infrastructure plan includes a large tax increase to create what its sponsor calls a more stable, permanent funding source to repair the state’s roads and bridges. Senator Martin Sandoval’s proposal would raise the gas tax from 19 cents to 44 cents per gallon. It would also double the driver’s license fee, add 50-dollars to the annual vehicle registration fee, and hike the cost to register an electric vehicle up to a thousand dollars a year.



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