Low-tax advocates cheered the decision as a blow to the "nanny-state crusade".
Amidst the identification of increasing public pressure Cook County's Board of Commissioners is anticipated to vote to roll back the tax, effective from December 1. The Illinois Public Health Institute and Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity said in a joint statement that it was a "bad deal" for taxpayers who will have to pay for rising health care costs related to drinking too many sugary beverages.
"Nothing good has come from Cook County's beverage tax". In the latest poll, about 79 percent said they would not support a commissioner for re-election should they support the tax. Almost 77 percent of those polled said they believed the tax was in order to raise money, with 11.71 percent saying it was meant to "improve health". David Goldenberg, a spokesman for the industry-funded Can the Tax Coalition said that Consumer indignation is off the charts.
County Board President Toni Preckwinkle had defended the tax, saying it was necessary to fund essential county services, but has said she will work with the board to balance the budget without the estimated $200 million in annual revenue.
Hours after the Gujarat government announced the tax cut, Devendra Fadnavis government also came out with tax reduction on fuel. Mr Rupani said Gujarat has become the first state to respond to the Centre's appeal to cut taxes on petrol and diesel.
While the cycle long got punctured, they still continue to occupy the land illegally despite an eviction notice. The Congress leader has been stopping on the way, talking to people, waving at them and promising change.
More than 1.1 million people serve in North Korea's armed forces, representing approximately 5 percent of its total population. Army's annual meeting in Washington, Mattis warned that he could not say what the future holds for the DPRK.
The IMF says the global economy is gaining strength, with growth marked up at 3.6% this year and 3.7% for 2018. In 2017, it is forecast to rise to 1.4% in Norway and increase (by about 1.5%) to 3% in Canada.
Commenting on the news is Chris Doman, security researcher at AlienVault, who is investigating hacking groups in North Korea . Kim Jong-un has repeatedly tested Washington's patience by continuing work on nuclear and ballistic missiles.
Hence, it is anticipated that the rain intensity is likely to reduce over Gangetic West Bengal including Kolkata . Many schools reopened today after the Durga Puja vacation and students were inconvenienced due to the heavy rain.
This v1.23 update brings some significant improvements. iOS 11.1 beta 2 features more than 50 new emoji characters . Since Apple has been teasing the new emojis that will be coming, we expect the update to hit sooner than later.
The reigning US Open champion started the tournament on a patchy note as he was pushed to the limits by Lucas Pouille . She cemented her lead with another break in the seventh game for a 5-2 lead to serve out the set.
The International Atomic Energy Agency and the U.S intelligence community will monitor Iran's nuclear commitments regardless. Trump can then legitimately claim that he has succeeded in beginning to renegotiate the nuclear agreement as he promised .
With this win Australia levelled the series 1-1 and the last match in Hyderabad will decide who takes the series. Chasing a modest total of 119 on a Guwahati wicket did not trouble the Australian batsmen.
Sears Canada is going out of business
Sears last week received a revised bid from a group led by its executive chairman Brandon Stranzl to buy the business. On Tuesday, the retailer said in a statement that "following exhaustive efforts, no viable transaction" was made.
Gary Player: Sad to see Old Course 'brought to her knees'
But in flawless , benign conditions for scoring, what had seemed nearly inevitable in this event for years finally happened. Maybe that's just a bit more pressure on myself but I'm so happy that I managed to defend it and what a great week again.
Luongo's Australia through to final WC play-off
And while that sounds positive, Australia still needed to step up the intensity to ensure it progresses with certainty. Entering the second half, Alma became increasingly busy in the Syrian goal.
Brandon Marshall (ankle) likely out multiple weeks for NY
It was particularly painful for fans as Beckham had done much to rejuvenate the team's stumbling fortunes early on in the game. He sprained his left ankle in the August 21 preseason game in Cleveland and missed the regular-season opener in Dallas.