gas tax http://peoriapublicradio.org en Lawmaker wants to change how gas is taxed http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lawmaker-wants-change-how-gas-taxed <div>As gas prices rise and fall, there's one constant. However much you pay to fill your gas tank, it's taxed. Several proposals would change how. &nbsp;IPR'S Amanda Vinicky has more. &nbsp; &nbsp;</div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In Illinois, gasoline is taxed twice, so explains Rep. Jack Franks, a Democrat from </span>Marengo<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 12:05:10 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 11690 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Lawmaker wants to change how gas is taxed Lawmakers consider creating state Highway Commission http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lawmakers-consider-creating-state-highway-commission <p></p><div>&nbsp;&nbsp;The annual ICAT&nbsp;transportation conference included a panel on state funding for &nbsp;transportation projects. Some state lawmakers say there are better ways to fund infrastructure projects than by passing an occasional massive construction bill. Democratic senator Martin Sandoval chairs the senate transportation committee. &nbsp;He says he supports forming an independent highway commission to regulate infrastructure funding like other utilities:</div><p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 21:33:14 +0000 Alex Rusciano 3445 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Lawmakers consider creating state Highway Commission