Posts Tagged “soda tax”

My ongoing love affair with soda pop

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My ongoing love affair with soda pop

My ongoing love affair with soda pop Soda pop defines my buying habits. If the cost of soda pop is “comfortable,” I will spend all my money at a store. But, if a store charges too much for soda pop, I will banish that store and defend the honor of my sweet love. It’s unforgivable…

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Preckwinkle undermines Cook County’s Arab American community

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Preckwinkle undermines Cook County’s Arab American community

Preckwinkle undermines Cook County’s Arab American community Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle wants Arab American voters to think she is a “friend” of the Arab American community. But the truth is Preckwinkle is personally responsible for destroying the career of the only Arab American to ever serve on the Cook County Board, Commissioner John…

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County law would make it harder to pass tax increases

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County law would make it harder to pass tax increases

County law would make it harder to pass tax increases Cook County Commissioners submit bi-partisan amendment to require a two-thirds supermajority vote for any new tax or tax increase Commissioner Timothy O. Schneider and Cook County Commissioners Richard Boykin, Gregg Goslin, John Fritchey, and Sean M. Morrison will submit a bi-partisan amendment to require that…

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Morrison re-elected as Cook County GOP Chairman

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Morrison re-elected as Cook County GOP Chairman

Morrison re-elected as Cook County GOP Chairman Pro-taxpayer champion and 17th District Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison re-elected as leader of the Cook County Republican Organization. Morrison led the drive to block the oppressive soda and sweetened drink tax imposed by former Chicago Machine alderman and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Sean Morrison, the…

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Snow isn’t only thing making the week rough

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Snow isn’t only thing making the week rough

Snow isn’t only thing making the week rough Chicagoland was slammed by a few days of compressed heavy snowfall. But clearing the nearly 18 inches of snow wasn’t the only problem we had. Politics in Illinois has made the experience even worse. Maybe we should have a GroundHog that predicts whether we will have good…

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Morrison deserves praise for ending Preckwinkle Soda Tax

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Morrison deserves praise for ending Preckwinkle Soda Tax

Morrison deserves praise for ending Preckwinkle Soda Tax Sean Morrison upholds the anti-tax mandate of the voters in the suburbs of Chicagoland leading the charge to repeal Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s oppressive one-cent per-ounce tax on soda pop and sweetened taxes. Preckwinkle selected the tax because it would shield many of her own constituents…

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Preckwinkle Soda Tax repealed by Cook County Finance Committee

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Preckwinkle Soda Tax repealed by Cook County Finance Committee

Cook County Board overwhelmingly repeals the Sweetened Beverage Tax Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison released the following statement today: After weeks of debate, the Cook County Board of Commissioners’ Finance Committee voted overwhelmingly today 15-1 to support Commissioner Morrison’s ordinance to repeal the Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax. (Please note: The Finance Committee is a…

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Preckwinkle allies push repeal vote to committee

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Preckwinkle allies push repeal vote to committee

Preckwinkle allies push repeal vote to committee Commissioner Sean Morrison’s Statement on Beverage Tax Repeal Ordinance. Vote on repeal set for October 10, 2017 as former New York Michael Bloomberg pours millions into advertising defending oppressive soda tax on suburban residents Chicago, IL – On August 9, I submitted the Beverage Tax repeal ordinance with…

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GOP slams Preckwinkle for boosting pay to union

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GOP slams Preckwinkle for boosting pay to union

GOP slams Preckwinkle for boosting pay to union Preckwinkle Gives Out Lavish Benefits to Campaign Donor After Soda Tax. Pritzker, Kennedy Still Refuse to Take Position on Tax It’s now been confirmed – Toni Preckwinkle’s punitive, universally derided soda tax was never about making the public safer or plugging a budget gap. It was about…

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Retail Merchants Association deserves our support

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Retail Merchants Association deserves our support

Retail Merchants Association deserves our support In the fight for taxpayer rights, the Illinois Retail Merchants Association (IRMA) deserves our support By Ray Hanania When it comes to the rights of taxpayers, no one, it seems, has the courage to fight for taxpayer rights more than the Illinois Retail Merchants Association (IRMA) which is now…

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Commissioners challenge repressive Preckwinkle taxation

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Commissioners challenge repressive Preckwinkle taxation

Commissioners challenge repressive Preckwinkle taxation Several members of the Cook County Board on Wednesday introduced legislation to repeal the oppressive sales tax pushed by Board President Toni Preckwinkle, responding to outrage and anger from over taxed cook county residents. By Ray Hanania Calling Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s 1 cent per ounce sales tax…

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Soda tax is an example of why Cook County needs change

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Soda tax is an example of why Cook County needs change

Soda tax is an example of why Cook County needs change The Preckwinkle tax on all sweetened drink sales in Cook County primarily slams residents of the Chicagoland suburbs, but is premised on a misleading, political lie: that it is intended to improve the health of the public. But, Preckwinkle intentionally left out the people…

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