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GOP gov candidate Kirk Dillard: Cutting state gas tax would save $450 million

Republican state Sen. Kirk Dillard officially announces his run for Illinois governor in 2014 outside his childhood home in Chicago, Monday, July 15, 2013. Dillard lost the 2010 GOP primary to state Sen. Bill Brady.   (AP Photo/Scott Eisen)  ORG XMIT: CST1307151305060138

Sen. Kirk Dillard | Sun-Times Media File 

Sen. Kirk Dillard, a Republican gubernatorial candidate from Hinsdale, says he wants the state's gasoline taxes cut. According to Chicago Sun-Times:

Republican gubernatorial candidate Kirk Dillard on Monday called for reducing the state’s sales tax on gas, saying it would save taxpayers $450 million a year, or an average of $170 for every family in Illinois.

“We are overtaxed and overregulated,” Dillard, a state senator from Hinsdale, said during a news conference in front of a gas station in Lincoln Park. The state’s gas sales tax currently is 5 percent.

[Read more at Chicago Sun-Times]

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