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Madigan Moves Away From Supporting Sales Tax

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Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan has backed away from a proposed Chicago-area sales tax increase to bail out mass transit. Madigan now says he’ll advance legislation modeled on a Republican proposal to redirect state sales tax revenue on gasoline purchases to the area’s mass transit agencies. But it’s uncertain whether the proposal he now says he’ll support will go anywhere. That’s because a letter Madigan released this afternoon makes no mention of finding money to pay for a

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