Illinois House to Debate $1 tax Increase on Cigarettes

May 4, 2010  |  

(The Telegraph) — State lawmakers will tackle a flurry of budget proposals before the scheduled end of the legislative session on Friday.  The Illinois House will consider a tax hike on cigarettes from 98 cents per pack to $1.98 per pack.  The Illinois Senate passed the cigarette tax increase proposal last April by a vote of 30-26, and the vote in the House could be just as close.

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