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Lawmaker Wants To Remove State Taxes On Olympic Medals Won

Thu, 20 Feb 2014 07:32:12 CST
By: AP


An Illinois lawmaker says Olympic athletes who win medals shouldn't have to pay state tax on their awards. State Senator Julie Morrison is sponsor of legislation approved by a Senate committee Wednesday that would waive the tax. Morrison says exempting Illinois' taxes on the prizes is ``one small way to show our appreciation.''

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