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A recent poll conducted by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute shows voters may support an increase in sales and cigarette taxes.  Mattoon Senator Dale Righter says that's a sure fire way to drive economic commerce out of Illinois.

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A cigarette tax increase was originally included with the plan to raise the income taxes earlier this year.  The additional one dollar per pack was slated to go to schools but it didn't make the cut. 

 
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