Tresser slams Preckwinkle’s Cook County budget forecast

Travis Truitt at Chicago Public Radio reports Illinois Green Party candidate for Cook County Board President Tom Tresser‘s take on his Democratic opponent’s budget claims:

Toni Preckwinkle’s opponents for Cook County board president are blasting her for saying a sales tax rollback wouldn’t come until at least 2012.

Neither the Republican nor Green Party candidates believe Preckwinkle’s estimates on the county’s budget shortfall. She says the deficit could be as high as $500 million. And that means a sales tax cut might have to wait…

Green Party candidate Tom Tresser says Preckwinkle has “fallen into the Democratic Machine’s game of inflate and run.”

TRESSER: I’d stick to my guns to make the cuts that I promised and will continue to promise in this campaign, including a forensic audit on all aspects of the county’s business.

Dave Schwab

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