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Moylan urges Cook County to repeal beverage tax

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To the Editor:

Sweetened beverage tax should be repealed

Hardworking families in Cook County continue to face not only rising costs, but every level of government taking more of their hard-earned money.

Cook County's recently enacted beverage tax and the 32 percent state income tax increase are just the latest examples of out-of-touch government.

I am proud that I stood up to Springfield politicians and opposed the 32 percent tax increase.

I also stopped efforts to create a new tax on retirement income, taxes on services like Spotify and Netflix, and joined in a bipartisan effort kill a new tax on beverages, groceries, and medicine.

I am urging the Cook County Board of Commissioners to immediately repeal the recently enacted beverage tax.

Instead, we should be focused on cutting government waste and inefficiency, not taking more money out of the pockets of our families.

State Rep. Marty Moylan

Des Plaines

55th House District

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