Wednesday, March 18, 2009

State fee hikes and other budget items

Gov. Pat Quinn is asking Illinois drivers to pay higher fees for renewing their driver's license and vehicle stickers.

He says the increases will help fix crumbling roads and bridges.

Quinn wants a $26 billion construction program, supporting 340,000 jobs.

State officials have argued for years over how to pay for such a construction plan.

Quinn's answer is to raise the cost of license plate stickers by $20, bringing their cost to $99. A driver's license that now costs $10 would climb to $20.

Neither of those fees have changed in at least a decade.
Of course in addition to this in light of the financial condition of the state...

Paying More to Work In Illinois - MSNBC

Quinn to call for sales tax holiday - The Southern

Higher taxes, fees in plan to balance state budget - RRStar

Big Tax Increases Could Be On The Way From The State -

Illinois Governor Gives More Details on Budget - CPR

Illinois Politicians Disagree on Tax Hike Option - CPR

Daley Refuses to Weigh-in On Tax Hike - CPR

House Speaker Madigan Open to Tax Hike - CPR

Former Governors Offer Quinn Budget Advice - CPR

State employee furloughs part of Quinn budget plan -

Share the wealth and spread the pain - Illinoize

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