Fourteen of the candidates for mayor responded to our questions about Chicago’s finances. Among our questions was this one: Revenue: Of the following often proposed sources of new revenue for Chicago, which do you favor, and why? A Chicago casino Legalized and taxed recreational marijuana A LaSalle Street tax A commuter tax A property tax increase A municipal sales tax increase A real estate transfer tax increase A video gambling tax We also ask: What other sources or new revenue do you favor or oppose? Here are the candidates’ full and unedited responses, in alphabetical order: DOROTHY BROWN A Chicago casino YES To increase revenue for the City, I favor building a casino in Chicago or a neighboring suburb with an intergovernmental agreement to share revenue. I favor this source of revenue because casinos have proven to be a great source of revenue. Many Chicagoans already go to casinos in other states, even all the way to Las Vegas. In addition, it would be a good attraction for convention business. I would, however, ensure that proper programs for gambling addiction would be available. Legalized and taxed recreational marijuana. YES I would support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes after… Read full this story
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