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The Illinois House of Representatives Thursday approved a measure that will fund services for sexual assault victims by taxing adult entertainment venues.  The taxes established in the bill would apply to adult clubs that serve alcohol on a regular basis.  

While commending the sponsor on her efforts for a very noble cause, State Representative Jason Barickman asked the Democrat sponsor how the proponents of the measure could come up with an additional $50-million dollars in new spending just Wednesday but couldn’t find $2-million for this cause.  But now they are asking the taxpayers for more money.

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