Chicago-area official drops bullet tax proposal | Synopsis

Chicago-area official drops bullet tax proposal

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CHICAGO –  The top official in the county that encompasses Chicago said Wednesday that she will drops plans for a controversial nickel-per-bullet tax but will continue support for a $25 tax on firearms. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle had said the ordinance was more about addressing gun violence than raising money for the nation’s second-largest county, which faces a budget shortfall of more than $260 million. But there were questions about whether Preckwinkle had enough support for the tax from members of the board, who will vote on a proposed budget Friday.  Cook County Commissioner Edwin Reyes told the Chicago Sun-Times that Preckwinkle’s office is, “trying to figure out what to do. They don’t have the support for it.” In addition to pulling the bullet tax, Preckwinkle said she would create a $2 million anti-gun violence fund that will be overseen by an advisory committee.

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-0.0902288 Commissioner Edwin Reyes told the Chicago Sun-Times that Preckwinkle’s office is, “trying to figure out what to do. They don’t have the support for it.”
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StateOrCounty: Cook County

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PrintMedia: Chicago Sun-Times

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The top official in the county that encompasses Chicago said Wednesday that she will drops plans for a controversial nickel-per-bullet tax but will continue support for a $25 tax on firearms.

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Chicago-area official drops bullet tax proposal

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