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Progressive budget amendments blocked as budget proposal draws criticism

NOVEMBER 17, 2020 | by Heather Cherone | WTTW-TV NEWS (CHICAGO)

By Heather Cherone, includes “A trio of budget ordinances backed by progressive aldermen failed to advance Monday, as a fiscal watchdog warned that Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan to borrow $15 million to avoid layoffs and refinance an additional $1.7 billion was potentially perilous. Lightfoot’s allies used a parliamentary procedure to send a measure to levy a $16 per month, per employee tax on logistics firms, including Amazon, Walmart and Target, to legislative purgatory.”

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