Sparing Prickwrinkle the wrath of actual taxpayers for a moment : A Cook County judge on Friday put a temporary halt on the county’s sweetened beverage tax.The tax – an additional penny-per-ounce on sweetened beverages – was to have gone into effect on Saturday.The Illinois Retail Merchants Association filed a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction on behalf of Cook County retailers on Tuesday.
Layoff notices have been sent to 300 Cook County employees in the wake of the stalled implementation of a proposed sweetened drink tax. The tax on sweetened beverages was supposed … Click to Continue »
A Cook County judge has extended for another week a temporary restraining order blocking a proposed tax on sweetened beverages. Judge Daniel Kubasiak on Friday heard arguments from the county … Click to Continue »
The Cook County Soda Tax is about to take effect, and so will another demonstration of Economics 101 to ignorant politicians. Toni Prickwrinkle was on the news yesterday talking about how she had surveyed other places that a beverag...
An Illinois judge on Friday temporarily halted the implementation of Cook County's sweetened beverage tax, which is opposed by retailers. Judge Daniel Kubasiak granted a temporary restraining order requested by … Click to Continue »