Durbin, Kirk Weigh In on Highway Trust Fund
John Gregory -- Illinois Radio Network
The clock is ticking on the federal Highway Trust Fund, and both of Illinois’ U.S. Senators are against settling for any short-term extension.
The fund supports highway and transit projects around the country, but since 2005, Congress hasn&CloseCu…
IDOT To Examine Taxing Drivers By Miles Driven
Dave Dahl -- Illinois Radio Network
If you are thinking of Illinois’ tax structure and how to remake it, maybe you should look west, where 5,000 volunteers in Oregon will participate in a new kind of tax that charges drivers by how many miles they drive, not by how many gallons of fue…
Satellite TV Industry Warns of New Illinois Tax
Jim Anderson -- Illinois Radio Network
The satellite TV industry is against being taxed.
Among the taxes being talked about in Springfield, though not introduced as legislation, is a 5 percent tax on satellite TV equal to the 5 percent fee that cable TV companies pay to the cities where they operate..…
Kirk Pushes Tax Break For Craft Breweries
John Gregory -- Illinois Radio Network
U.S. Sen. Mark S. Kirk (R-Ill.) wants to give a tax break to craft breweries.
Kirk says he supports the Small BREW (Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce) Act, which would reduce the taxes paid by brewers on their first 2 million barrels of beer, and halve …