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Published on Monday, January 20, 2014

Dillard wants to cut state gas tax, borrow for road repairs

The proposal would put a hole of about $450 million in Illinois’ struggling state budget. Dillard maintained that his plan, “the first of many salvos over the tax policies of Illinois,” would make up for lost revenue through “growing the economy.”

Dillard, a state senator from Hinsdale who is making his second consecutive bid for the GOP nomination, struggled to explain how his plan would work during a sidewalk news conference in Lincoln Park.

Dillard interchangeably used terms such as “cut” and “rid” when discussing the gas tax.

“Illinois has two taxes on gas and I propose, using, getting rid of the second one — as I long have,” said Dillard, who noted the state also has a 19-cent per gallon tax on gasoline.

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