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Pritzker Proposes Cigarette Tax Hike

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.  — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker wants to raise the states cigarette tax by 32-cents-per-pack . The state tax on cigarettes is currently $1.98 per pack. It was last raised by $1 in 2012. The proposal

New Pilot Truck Stop Proposed For Marshall,Ill

MARSHALL, Ill.  – A new business is likely on the way to Marshall, Illinois The Marshall Illinois planning and zoning committee met Tuesday night in city hall. The group heard from representatives from Pilot Travel Centers. The

Vigo County GOP Holds Annual Lincoln Day Dinner

VIGO COUNTY, Ind – Tuesday evening Vigo County Republicans had a packed house for the annual Lincoln Day Dinner. Many local elected Republicans were in attendance as well as state Republicans Secretary of State Connie Lawson, Attorney

County Commissioners Consider “Party” Ordinance

VIGO COUNTY, Ind – At Tuesday morning Vigo County Commissioners meeting a proposed special event permit ordinance was introduced. This could be similar to the ordinance passed by the Terre Haute City Council. Since the city ordinance

Indiana Senate Changes Proposed Hate Crime Law

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s state Senate has removed sexual orientation, gender identity, race and a list of other characteristics from a hate crimes bill. The Senate voted to add that judges can consider bias, more generally, as an

House Republicans Propose Slight Increase In School Funding

INDIANAPOLIS  — Indiana House Republicans would give a slight increase in funding to Hoosier schools under a budget proposal. Gov. Eric Holcomb had proposed 2 percent increases. Democrats argue those proposals aren’t enough to adequately boost teacher

Pritzker Signs Minimum Wage Hike Law

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.  — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed the new law that will gradually raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, the highest in the Midwest. It was one of the new