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Proposal would tax athletic shoes 25 cents

  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Published in Chicago


    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — New athletic shoes could cost 25 cents more in Illinois.

    State Rep. Will Davis from the Chicago suburb of Hazel Crest wants the new tax to pay for a youth job preparation program. According to published news reports, the Democratic lawmaker wants to raise about $3 million and most consumers wouldn't notice it. The 25 cents per pair of athletic shoes would go to the state's YouthBuild programs.

    Davis says he sees it "as a uniquely creative way of helping youth."

    There is opposition to the plan. The Illinois Retail Merchants Association says it will fight the proposal because it creates paperwork for store owners.

    Read more http://www.chicagodefender.com/index.php/news/city/15932-proposal-would-tax-athletic-shoes-25-cents


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