Illinois collects $400 million from drivers in first 4 months of increased gas tax

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTVO) — The State of Illinois is cashing in on an increase to the Motor Fuel Tax.

Between July and October, 2019, drivers paid nearly $827 million in taxes, almost double the same amount over the same period in 2019.

Lawmakers voted to double the tax to .38 cents a gallon. It went into effect on July 1st.

Registration fees also jumped, to $151 every year.

Revenue is supposed to help fix state roads and other infrastructure needs.

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