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Big Soda digs in for a fight over proposed Cook County beverage tax

The war on soda, popping up in towns across the country, is escalating in Cook County. As it has in other locales, the soda industry is digging in to fight a proposed sweetened ... services. Over a fu... read more

Soda Tax Repeal in Cook County Marks Major Win for Industry

The Cook County pop tax is headed for repeal after commissioners overwhelmingly signaled their intent to do away with it, marking a big ... fight for the tax and praising Bloomberg for his years of pu... read more

Both sides in soda-tax fight make urgent push to reach voters

“Voters are tired of seeing the cost of living in Santa Fe skyrocket year in and year out,” he said, “this time with a proposed ... in Cook County, Ill., which includes Chicago, passed a penny-per-oun... read more

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DN editorial: Soda taxes win big across the country

In a way, though, the fight was a repeat of the campaign in Philadelphia earlier this year - with Big Soda, through the American Beverage ... the pro-tax forces. Local money also was raised. It's not ... read more


Amid soda tax war, Teamsters thank Preckwinkle for a good new deal

As Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle defends her controversial soda-pop tax as a vital prop for key county programs ... a zero percent hike in health care premiums at a time when workers al... read more

A healthy tax plan

Over ... by tobacco tax revenue) have played a role as well. The war on soda, popping up in towns across the country, is escalating in Cook County. As it has in other locales, the soda industry is dig... read more

Cook County Will Repeal Soda Tax

In a desperate attempt to save Cook County, Illinois' wildly unpopular one cent per ounce soda tax—on the verge of being repealed by a vote on Wednesday—proponents are trying to make the beverage levy ... read more

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo hit with wave of taxes as cities punish soda

meanwhile, a 2-cents-per-ounce tax is leading. Cook County, which includes Chicago, also has a similar penny-per-ounce tax written into its proposed 2017 budget. The levies bring fresh headaches to so... read more

Chicago's soda tax fizzled after two months. What does that mean for the anti-soda movement?

On Tuesday, in recognition of growing public pressure, Cook County's Board of Commissioners is expected to vote to roll back the tax, effective as soon as Dec. 1. It's a major victory for Big Soda ... ... read more

Cook County board moves to prevent repeat of pop tax fiasco

A bill up for a vote by the Cook County Board ... "I have a history of fighting for things I support. This is a big part of the modernization of county government." Had the commission been in place wh... read more



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