Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 27, 1963 · Page 20
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 20

Alton, Illinois
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Thursday, June 27, 1963
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PAGE TWENTY ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1963 Committee Kills Sales Tax Bill SPRINGFIELD, III. (AP) - Ig noring a porsonal appeal by May or Richard J. Daley of Chicago HIP Illinois Srnalc Revenue Com milter has killed a hill to let clt IPS ndd a half-cent Pales tax. While Daley, a former legisla tor, and 34 other mayors supporting his stand sat through the proceedings, the Republican-controlled committee voted, 9-7 Wednesday to dump the measure lor the second time. It was also the second time this month that Daley put in an ap pearance for the bill and was slapped down. The bill would have permitted city councils to double the current half-cent sales levy and use 50 per cent of the revenue to cut property taxes. With the same vote, the committee turned down two more Daley-backed bills to allow citfcs to tax cigarettes up to 3 cents a package and impose taxes as high as 50 cents a gallon on alcoholic beverages. Daley and the other mayors formed a steady, two-hour parade of witnesses trying to convince the committee that Illinois cities need more money to meet salary increases and demands for improved services. Concentrating his position on the argument that the legislature does not know Chicago's problems, Daley said: "Give us permission to have home rule legislation so we may make Chicago one of the great cities of the world." Before the tax package was buried, the committee rejected an amendment offered by Sen. Arthur Sprague, R-La Grange, to require a referendum vote in adopting a sales tax boost. Criticizing the amendment, Daley said that the "easiest way to shun responsibility is to put a referendum on it." With additional income from a higher sales tax, Daley said, "a good mayor could save 75 per cent of this tax package to reduce property taxes." In a sharp exchange with Sprague, Daley was asked if he thought Chicago should have a "true home rule charter." "Sure," retorted Daley. "Per haps we ought to be a state, a separate state." Joseph Meek, president of the Illinois Retail Merchants Association, and officials of two other statewide organizations lined up against the tax proposals, which passed the House last week A similar set of bills was defeated earlier this month by the Senate committee. Meek said that more sales taxes would hurt Illinois border city merchants in competition with surrounding states with lower levies. Also opposing the tax bills were the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce and the Taxpayers Federation of Illinois. LAUNDRY TAX NASHVILLE, Tenn. Tennesseans no longer have their cars washed. They have them "laundered." And the difference between the two adds a 3 per cent sales tax to the job Taxpayers were given the word at a news conference de signed to explain a new law ex tending the sales tax to utilities laundering and personal property repairs. Preventive main tenance, officials explained, wil also come under the tax. 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