Stroger asked Cook County residents to call their commissioners, who approved the rollback 12-5 last week. He singled out Robert Steele, whose district includes Provident and Cook County hospitals, along with Earlean Collins and Edwin Reyes whose districts also include some of the 16 clinics.
Reached later, Reyes said: "I spoke to the folks at the health and hospital system, and they don't think there's going to be any shutdowns." Representing the Northwest Side, Reyes said he's standing by his decision to support the rollback and that will mean voting to override Stroger's veto.
"We're not budging, I don't see how we can," Reyes said.
The other two Democrats were not immediately available for comment, but last week both said they'd stand by their vote for the partial rollback, saying the sales tax was hurting their constituents -- both residents and businesses.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Barack's good friend vetoes tax rollback AGAIN
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