* I told subscribers about this earlier, but WTAX has a story up so here you go…
While the House is considering a seven-billion-dollar building and construction plan, Senate Democrats are working on a 25-billion dollar plan.
The House proposal would be funded by an eight-cent [per gallon motor fuel tax] hike. The Senate plan may take an up to 23-cent [per gallon motor fuel tax] hike, and income tax hike, and perhaps an increase in the state’s driver’s license and title fees.
Democrat Senator Martin Sandoval says he wants the larger, more robust and comprehensive plan because it would fund roads and bridges, plus schools, parks, libraries, police and fire stations, and more.
Sandoval said the tax increase would range somewhere between 16 and 23 cents per gallon. He also said the Senate Democrats believe that it will be Gov. Quinn who will propose an income tax increase.