From WAND NBC 17.
Champaign, IL - The Illinois wine industry wants some state tax money to use for advertising.
The industry is growing, with the number of wineries tripling in the last decade. Now, a state representative wants to use a part of the wine excise tax, about two cents per gallon, to spend on advertising and help specialists to research and improve Illinois wine.
That money already goes to the state's general fund, so critics worry education and health programs would miss out.