Gov. Pritzker considering vape tax to reduce deficit

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In their first budget proposal, Gov. J.B. Pritzker and his administration are considering a tax on e-cigarettes to generate revenue for Illinois. Deputy Gov. Dan Hynes told Politico that the budget transition committee is looking for models of a vaping tax that could be applied statewide. In Chicago last year, for example, the tax on e-cigarettes increased from 80 cents to $1.50 per container and from 55 cents to $1.20 per milliliter of liquid nicotine.

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