Illinois proposing tax on plastic shopping bags as part of $39 billion dollar budget

More taxes for Illinois. What's new?

Eric Sykes
February 25, 2019 - 11:47 am
Plastic bags could be taxed in Illinois as part of a new $39 Billion dollar budget.

ILLINOIS (FM NewsTalk 97.1) - Another year, another multi-billion dollar budget for a state drowning in debt. 

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is proposing a new budget of $39 billion dollars and it has plenty of lines for increased and new taxes.

One of those taxes will target working men and women across the entire state who all share one thing in common, groceries. 

That's right, Pritzker wants you to pay up just to carry your groceries from your cart to your car. 

The tax proposal would tax you at five cents per plastic bag. 

The propasal claims the excise tax would bring in $19 to $23 million dollars across the state. 

So make sure you tell your baggers to load those bags up. They can fit more than one jar of pasta sauce in those bags.