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Gas tax hike under discussion in Springfield

The days of rock-bottom gasoline prices in Illinois could be numbered.

With gasoline still selling for under $2 per gallon throughout much of the state, Gov. Bruce Rauner and his allies in the business community are talking about “restructuring” the state’s motor fuel tax to raise money to pay for a statewide construction program.

Documents obtained by the Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers outline the workings of a possible plan designed to finance an estimated $1.8 billion in road building and maintenance projects…Please click here to read Kurt Erickson’s story in the Times.

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