Stroger Vetoes Cook County Sales Tax Cut

08/24/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger late Thursday night vetoed the County Board's decision earlier this week to cut the county's portion of the sales tax by a half a penny on Jan. 1. At the same time, he is ordering department heads to prepare drastic cost cutting measures, in the face of what could be a major budget showdown in the coming weeks.

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