Illinois: Cook County Commission Changed Date of Budget Hearing and Today Approved a
Today, the Cook County Board of Commissioners held a Special Board Meeting and approved the misguided and onerous tax on firearms purchased in Cook County (previously reported on here). This procedural move put the vote a week earlier than scheduled, as it was supposed to take place next week on November 16. The original proposal was amended to remove the ammunition sales tax, but the ill-advised $25 firearm tax remains as part of the final 2013 budget. Your county commissioners failed to stand up for your constitutional rights, ignored your voice, and once again placed the blame and burden of crime on law-abiding citizens. With their vote today, the Cook County Commissioners have decided to continue a failed policy of passing illegitimate and ineffective ordinances in order to unfairly burden honest citizens and drive lawful businesses out of Cook County.