Representative Allen Skillicorn and Concerned Citizens to Hold Capitol Rally in Opposition to Gas Tax Increase

On Monday, January 7 at 10:45 a.m., State Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) will hold a press conference in the Blue Room at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield to oppose increasing the state motor fuel tax. Following the press conference, Skillicorn will be joined by concerned citizens and activities for a rally to be held in the Capitol Rotunda at 11:30 a.m.

“The worst kept secret in Springfield is a rumored massive gasoline and diesel tax hike,” said Skillicorn. “Just when gas prices are finally falling, and little more than a year after income taxes were hiked 32 percent, greedy politicians seem all too willing to take more of our hard-earned money. It’s just plain wrong.”

Just before Christmas, Skillicorn was joined by Representative Jeanne Ives and other activists – all donning yellow jackets in solidity with similar protests in France – to speak out against the idea of Illinois becoming the state with the largest tax on motor fuel at a press conference in Chicago. On Monday, Skillicorn will address how the lock box amendment precludes the need for a motor fuel tax increase of 30 cents or more and the need for Illinois to first work with its congressional delegation regarding proposed infrastructure spending on the federal level.

Press Conference and Rally Details:
Who:        Rep. Allen Skillicorn, concerned citizens and activists

What:       Press conference and rally to oppose increase in the gas tax
Where:     Illinois State Capitol, Springfield
When:      10:45 a.m. – Blue Room Press Conference
                  11:30 a.m. – Capitol Rotunda Rally