There's a proposed tax in Springfield that would charge you for every mile you drive. Although not a formal bill yet, the proposal suggests using a GPS locator in your car to calculate how many miles you drive, and taxing you for those miles in an attempt to keep revenues high despite less motor fuel tax income.
State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) has signed on to a House Resolution opposing the idea of the tax.
One way the state may calculate how many miles are driven is through the use of a GPS locator placed in your vehicle. Bourne says she's heard from constituents with privacy concerns over the proposal.
In addition, Bourne says this tax would disproportionatly affect downstate Illinois.
State Representative Avery Bourne appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.