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                                                      Tuesday, October 26, 2010 10:07 AM                                      Posted by Stylish Wanderer

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                                                  SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Illinois House failed to pass a proposal to hike the state's cigarette tax by $1. The levy
                                                  was included in a larger tax proposal ...




                                                  cigarette tax illinois
                                                      Tuesday, October 26, 2010 10:07 AM                                      Posted by Stylish Wanderer
                                                   
                                                                                                            SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Illinois House failed to pass a
                                                                                                            proposal to hike the state’s cigarette tax by $1. The levy
                                                                                                            was included in a larger tax proposal that would have
                                                                                                            raised approximately $7 billion a year for the state.


                                                                                                            In a state that is facing a large budget, the increased
                                                                                                            cigarette tax would have raised the levy from 98 cents a
                                                                                                            pack to $1.98, bringing in approximately $375 million.
                                                                                                            However, the measure failed to garner the 60 votes it
                                                                                                            needed to pass, with only 51 legislators voting yes,
                                                                                                            according to WQAD in Illinois.


                                                                                                            It still remains to be seen if the tax increase will receive
                                                  new life in the Illinois Senate. As CSNews Online reported last week, State Sen. President John Cullerton (D-
                                                  Chicago) pledged to reintroduce the measure of the House failed to move on it before the 96th General Assembly
                                                  wrapped things up Jan. 12.


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