The Cook County Board referred a repeal of the sweetened beverage tax to the Finance Committee Wednesday, delaying a showdown vote for at least a month. Ahead of his motion to delay, Comm. Sean Morrison (R-17) summarized his disappointment, “Ultimately, nobody wanted an up and down vote today more than myself, with the exception of nearly 90% of the constituents who oppose this regressive tax. I recognize that there is no political will here today to take up a repeal vote.”

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