Governor's Tax Plan Takes A Hit

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The governor's proposal for a new tax on Illinois businesses has taken a hit in the Legislature.

Three Democratic senators yesterday announced they oppose the six billion dollar tax plan.

Senators William Delgado, Martin Sandoval and Antonio Munoz put out a statement saying they want to debate other possibilities.

Governor Rod Blagojevich has proposed a new tax that would apply to nearly all Illinois business transactions. He says business should pay a bigger share of Illinois taxes. He wants to use the money for education and health care.

The three senators applaud his goals but question the tax proposal. They suggest a plan to raise income and sales taxes while lowering local property taxes.


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