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Cook County Soda Tax Repealed! IRA Applauds Repeal of Regressive, Burdensome Tax

Thursday, October 12, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matt Quinn
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Yestersday, Cook County became the first local unit of government in the country to repeal an existing beverage tax when the County Board voted 15-2 to end the county's unfair, over-reaching and unpopular beverage tax. Since the tax went into effect August 2, 2017, outrage from Cook County residents and businesses has been overwhelming and nearly 90% of Cook County residents opposed the tax.

The tax will be reversed on Friday, December 1. Cook County Board of Commissioners President Toni Preckwinkle and other officials have until November 30 to approve a new budget.

The IRA applauds the Cook County Board for voting to repeal this unfair, burdensome tax on consumers and businesses.

Click here to read more at Chicago Tribune. 

 

 


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