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November 23, 2015

Out of 25 coal producing states, Illinois is just one of three that does not have a coal severance tax, a simple excise fee placed on the value of Illinois coal that could bring substantial revenues back to communities and to state coffers.  A small tax could fund job-creating projects in coal-producing communities, strengthen local economies, pay for environmental clean-up and help Illinois' hard-working families get ahead.

Source: The Journal-News