Gas tax hike may be coming

February 12, 2009 5:38:26 AM PST
You may soon have to pay more for gas, thanks to a tax increase.John Cullerton, the new state Senate president, says higher gasoline taxes may be the best way to pay for repairs to roads and bridges and create jobs. He says raising the gas tax makes more sense than earlier proposals, which included having new casinos pay for the work.

Right now, the state adds 19 cents in taxes to each gallon of gas.