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Retailers will now have to either program cash registers not to tax purchases made with food stamps, or implement a “manual override.”
House Bill 4083 is the second bill in the Illinois General Assembly to propose getting rid of Cook County’s unpopular soda tax.
House Bill 4082 would ban Illinois home rule counties from levying taxes on sweetened drinks by volume sold.
The convenience store chain has been sued over its application of Cook County’s new sweetened beverage tax, and will skip the county in its Slurpee promotional.
Cook County’s penny-per-ounce soda tax is just the latest in a long history of beverage taxes in Chicago.
Cook County residents should be wary in the wake of Philadelphia’s disappointing experiment in soda taxes.
Certain provisions of Cook County’s penny-per-ounce soda tax could cost Illinois more than $86 million in federal administrative funding.
Commissioners from both parties are supporting a repeal effort of the sweetened beverage tax following widespread public outcry.
Chicago Public Schools’ teacher and staff layoff announcement comes as the district pushes for more state money despite Chicago’s millions in TIF funds.
A new poll has found that nearly 87 percent of Cook County residents disapprove of the new Cook County Sugary and Sweetened Beverages tax that took effect Aug. 2.