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Strip Club Tax Proposed

Posted by wlpo on February 17, 2012

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – It could soon cost more to go to the Silver Slipper or Lamp Liter in Ottawa.

A state lawmaker wants to impose a $5 tax on admissions to Illinois strip clubs as a way of raising money for sexual assault prevention. Democratic Sen. Toi Hutchinson of Olympia Fields says businesses that profit from selling liquor and displaying women should chip in to help protect women.

Club owners strongly object to the plan. They argue the tax could put smaller strip joints out of business and their employees out of work.

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