Bill Fleishli http://wkms.org en Coalition Proposes Illinois Gas Tax http://wkms.org/post/coalition-proposes-illinois-gas-tax <p>Illinois transit advocates are proposing a plan to fix the state's deteriorating roads through a new tax that would raise the price at the gas pump.</p><p>The Transportation for Illinois Coalition says the $800-million-a-year plan is necessary to fund needed repairs to roads, bridges and rails. The influential group is pushing legislation to replace the current 19-cents-a-gallon motor fuel tax with a 9.5 percent wholesale tax.</p><p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 20:43:09 +0000 John Null & The Associated Press 32010 at http://wkms.org Coalition Proposes Illinois Gas Tax