An Illinois House committee has rejected a proposed tax on sweetened drinks that supporters say would help fight obesity.
The move is welcomed by the Illinois Manufacturer’s Association but opposed by Southern Illinoisans Against Fracturing our Environment, or “SAFE”
Vice president of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association, says the plastics industry strongly supports the legislation.
Illinois manufacturing and commerce groups are supporting a statewide plastic bag recycling program.
Lawmakers want to keep along-term Illinois tax incentive program going.