SPRINGFIELD -- Two Democratic state representatives are introducing legislation to remove the sales tax Illinois places on gasoline.
Decatur Democrat Sue Scherer tells The (Springfield) State Journal-Register that her constituents are frustrated by high gas prices, which include a 6.25 percent state surcharge.
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If it's approved, the bill would remove the sales tax starting next July.
Most of the surcharge goes to the state, while other money goes to cities and counties.
Sue Hofer is a spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Revenue.
She says the state's 5 percent share of the gas tax brought in $779 million during the fiscal year that ended in June.
Marengo State Rep. Jack Franks is also sponsoring the bill. He says he hopes it goes before a committee during the fall veto session.