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Cook County's Sugary Beverage Tax went into effect this week, after being enjoined for a month due to a lawsuit filed by the Illinois Retail Merchants Association (IRMA). To add insult to injury, the Cook County Board filed a lawsuit against the IRMA for $17 million in damages caused by the enjoinment. On what grounds did the IRMA file their lawsuit? Why was it dismissed? What was their reaction to the county's lawsuit? Did the IRMA see any spending cuts that could have been made to the Cook County budget to avoid the new tax? Vice President and General Counsel at the Illinois Retail Merchants Association, Tanya Triche Dawood joins Dan and Amy to discuss. 

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