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Economists: Pros, cons to raising the gas tax in Illinois

Economists: Pros, cons to raising the gas tax in Illinois

Although increasing the gas tax might lead to a reduction both in the consumption of fuel and in a few other negative side effects like air pollution, it wouldn’t do much to address two of the biggest problems associated with driving: traffic congestion and traffic accidents, says a policy brief co-written by a team of University of Illinois economists.

Date: 
Monday, April 20, 2015