Satellite TV says Illinois shouldn't consider 5 percent tax

April 7, 2015 5:23 PM

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Satellite TV representatives say the Illinois legislature shouldn't revive an idea to add a 5 percent tax to customers' bills to pay for public works projects.

The representatives said at a Monday news conference that they're worried the proposal might get new life as lawmakers look for ways to pay for road construction. They said the possible tax is unfair, particularly for rural residents who don't have cable access.

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