Sneaker tax? Illinois considers a 25-cent chargeSTLToday
Feb. 06, 2013
Trump: DREAMers Should 'Rest Easy'; Prosecuting Assange 'OK With Me'
Netherlands: Police Shoot Knifeman Screaming 'Allahu Akbar'
Obama Interferes In French Election To Stop Populist Marine Le Pen
Report: Bannon Warned Ailes Megyn Kelly Was 'The Devil,' 'She Will Turn On You'
Instant Justice: Antifa Assaults Journalist In DC, Gets Arrested Immediately
SPRINGFIELD— The cost of a new pair of basketball shoes could jump by 25 cents under a proposal floated this week by an Illinois lawmaker.
State Rep. Will Davis, D-Hazel Crest, wants to create a new tax that would generate an estimated $3 million annually for a youth job preparation program. He said the added cost would likely go unnoticed by most consumers, while helping finance a program for kids during tight budget times.
“Everywhere, funding is challenged,”Davis said. “I see it as a uniquely creative way of helping youth.”