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Tax Sunset Could Limit Driver's License Services

Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:40:50 CDT
By: AP


The Illinois Secretary of State says more than two dozen driver's license stations would close unless lawmakers extend a temporary tax increase. Jesse White's comments are the latest from Democrats who are pushing to make the tax increase permanent before they expire in January. Gov. Pat Quinn backs the plan. The income tax is set to fall from 5 percent to 3.75 percent on Jan. 1 unless lawmakers make the tax increase permanent. White's office would reportedly have to lay off about 200 workers, reducing his agency's budget by about 10 percent. White didn't say which branches would close. He also said he'd scale back library funding and stop sending renewal notices for licenses and vehicle stickers.

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