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CMAP promotes higher sales tax for public works in Chicago area


If the Chicago region is serious about investing in its aging infrastructure and competing on the global stage, it may take a quarter-cent sales tax increase to make it happen, according to regional planners.

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning is seeking support for a higher sales tax in the six-county region to generate about $300 million annually for transportation, water and open space projects…Please click here to read Susan Demar Lafferty’s story in the Southtown Star, or see a related story in Crain’s Chicago Business. Information about CMAP’s infrastructure funding proposal can be found here.

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