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Permanent School Supplies Tax Holiday Bill Pushed

(Springfield, IL) — January 25, 2011. Despite Illinois’ lingering financial crisis that includes $6 billion in unpaid bills to state vendors, a state lawmaker yesterday introduced legislation to create a permanent school supplies tax holiday in Illinois.

State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Woodstock) is sponsoring the plan, House Bill 258, to provide that the tax holiday take place between August 6 and August 15 each year. Last year, a similar tax holiday was estimated to cost the Illinois’ empty treasury between $40 to $50 million.

Franks has been a frequent critic of reckless state spending.


About David Ormsby

David, a public relations consultant and Huffington Post blogger, is an ex-Press Secretary of the Illinois Democratic Party.


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