Cook Country President Proposes New Taxes to Close Shortfall
- Budget face-off tests Stroger's grip. Hinz, Greg // Crain's Chicago Business;11/3/2003, Vol. 26 Issue 44, p3
The article focuses on John Stroger's risky decision to press for higher taxes in his proposed 2004 budget, an action that finally has brought a tussle between the wily County Board veteran and a group of newly elected insurgents. Mr. Stroger, the board's president, says he had no choice but to...
- Cook County, III., Leader Says Tax Changes May Shrink Gap. Carvlin, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;11/22/2004, Vol. 350 Issue 32015, p4
Reports on Cook County, Illinois board president John Stroger's proposed tax changes to balance a shortfall in the fiscal 2006 budget. Estimated shortfall in the budget; Proposed increase in sales tax; Proposed taxation for equipment leasing.
- Cook County's New Taxes. Carvlin, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;10/31/2003, Vol. 346 Issue 31752, p1
Reports that Cook County, Illinois, Board of Commissioners president John Stroger has decided to seek an increase in the sales tax and the creation of a lease tax to hold off a projected shortfall in his proposed budget for fiscal year 2004. Factors that Stroger claims has forced him to...
- Cook County Offers $2.9 Billion Bond-Free Budget Plan. Carvlin, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;10/31/2002, Vol. 342 Issue 31503, p3
Reports that Cook County, Illinois, Board President John Stroger unveiled a proposed 2.9 billion dollar budget that includes several million dollars in additional spending in 2003 as of October 30, 2002. Arrangement through which the increase in spending would be offset; Percentage increase...
- Proposed budget for cook county relies on illegal sales tax. Williamson, Tammy // Bond Buyer;10/30/98, Vol. 326 Issue 30511, p1
Reports on the fiscal 1999 budget presented by Cook County, Illinois board president John Stroger Jr. Budget to increase revenue from a sales tax that has been declared illegal; Stroger's showing of the area's improved health; County's spending plan.
- The problems go beyond Stroger and his tax mess. // Crain's Chicago Business;12/23/96, Vol. 19 Issue 52, p10
Editorial. Comments on the plan of Cook County Board President John Stroger, for a tax increase, which affects every homeowner in Cook County. Public reaction to the plan; Strategy of Stroger for getting the anti-business, anti-homeowner tax increase through the County Board; Information on...
- Critics sniff tax hike scent from County. Hinz, Greg // Crain's Chicago Business;11/04/96, Vol. 19 Issue 45, p3
Reports that Illinois' Cook County Board President John Stroger, is set to unveil his proposed budget. Why Stroger cancelled a session where he was expected to present the $2.2 billion spending plan; Speculations about a possible tax hike; Comments from Commissioner Richard Siebel.
- Cash-Strapped States Seeking the Right Formula for Tough Times. Carvlin, Elizabeth; Shields, Yvette // Bond Buyer;6/6/2003, Vol. 344 Issue 31651, p4
Midwestern states are facing potential credit downgrades and the pressure on states brought about by the continuing fiscal challenges of a struggling economy in many cases has worsened as budget officials crafted spending plans covering fiscal periods beginning in 2003. Illinois closed a roughly...
- Illinois' $54.4 Billion Budget Leaves Out IFA'S $5B Request. Shields, Yvette // Bond Buyer;6/2/2005, Vol. 352 Issue 32145, p4
This article focuses on the budget of Illinois. The budget approved by Illinois lawmakers for the next fiscal year totaled 54.4 billion dollar, reauthorized 1.1 billion dollar of general obligation and sales-tax backed borrowing, and restored a tuition perk for holders of the slate's college...