Proposed law would allow Rockford airport to tax more people

Published: Feb. 26, 2018 at 8:41 PM CST
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Three more of Illinois' regional airports are asking state lawmakers for the power to tax more people, including the Chicago Rockford International Airport.

The Illinois News Network reports a proposed state law would expand the taxing power for the Rockford airport as well as airports in Bloomington Normal and the Quad Cities in order to let them tax everyone in their home counties, not just in the population centers.

All three airports say they need the new tax power to keep up with growing demand and improve their finances. The Rockford airport says the increase in cargo business is helping.