The Cook County soda tax could be repealed this afternoon

The Cook County soda tax could be repealed this afternoon

The Cook County soda tax could be repealed this afternoon

In a near-unanimous vote, the Cook County Finance Committee has approved a plan to repeal the controversial sweetened beverage tax, effective December 1, setting up a final showdown on Wednesday.

IRMA also commented on its Facebook page, writing "Glad the Cook County Finance Committee voted to discontinue bad policy by passing the vote to repeal the Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax".

GE Names Jamie Miller CFO; Three Vice Chairs To Leave
The announcements come soon after GE's board elected CEO John Flannery to succeed Jeffrey Immelt as chairman of the company. The company cut its dividend in 2009 during the financial crisis, the first such move for GE since the Great Depression.

Voters were also asked whether they were less likely to vote for a pro-tax Cook County commissioner.

Board President Toni Preckwinkle had to cast the tiebreaking vote. Almost 77 percent of those polled said they believed the tax was in order to raise money, with 11.71 percent saying it was meant to "improve health". The repeal measure still would face a final vote before the board on Wednesday. Retailers earlier this year unsuccessfully sued the county with a lawsuit that claimed the tax was unconstitutionally vague, hard to implement, and unlawful because similar beverages were taxed differently. Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin (D-13th) was the lone vote against repeal. However, those supporting repeal say they have enough votes to override a veto.

Global port ban slapped on ships violating N. Korea sanctions
Kitts and Nevis, tracked in the East Sea and listed as being en route from Vladivostok, Russia, to Abashiri, Japan. It does not list the flag of Tong San 2 but said that on October 3 it was in the Bohai Sea off north China.

Unlike other cities and counties that have passed soda taxes in recent years, Cook County was arguably cursed from the start.

"While I am disappointed in today's outcome, I am grateful to the dedicated public health advocates at the American Heart Association and the Illinois Public Health Institute who have supported us every step of the way". Cook County has a population of over 5 million people, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. "Now, together, we must chart a new course toward the eighth consecutive balanced budget of my tenure as board president". The tax was greeted with 87% disapproval from the public.

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation will increase its military forces in the Black sea
Canada is already helping to patrol Romanian air space, and Italian planes are helping patrol over Bulgaria. And NATO helps and supports some of the activities taking place there.

Related news