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With mounting pressure, a vote on the repeal of the soda tax was delayed for another month.
A We Ask America poll shows 87.5 percent of respondents think Cook County commissioners support the sweetened beverage tax for reasons other than health.
Recent polls show Cook County officials could face electoral backlash for supporting the soda tax.
After threatening thousands of job cuts, President Preckwinkle agrees to a lucrative contract with one of Cook County’s unions.
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.
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.