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Cook Commissioners Suffredin, Claypool, Gainer and Schneider propose a roll back of the sales tax.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Special to suffredin.org

Four Cook County Commissioners proposed today to gradually phase out Board President Todd Stroger’s record-breaking sales tax increase.  The proposal would mandate a quarter point reduction in the tax in each of the next four years.

“We welcome president Stroger’s election-eve conversion on the issue of tax relief, but we shouldn’t stop at a quarter point,” said commissioner Larry Suffredin.  “The initial sales tax increase achieved its intended effect – we stabilized our health system.  Now we should join with the efforts of the Independent Health Board by working together to finally reform this government, so we can eliminate the entire tax.”



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