Tobacco Taxes

Quinn Signs Bill Raising Cigarette Taxes To Fund MedicaidGov. Pat Quinn has signed a bill to help the state’s struggling Medicaid program, but critics are convinced the budget solution will do more harm than good.
Cigarette Tax Hike For Public Works Programs?Illinois State Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) is seeking a $1 per pack increase in the state cigarette tax to generate funds for a major public works program.