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Kenneth Harris, D-Bolingbrook, the chairman of the Finance Committee, conceded that the board isn’t quite sure how much revenue might be generated from the tax. Only two companies so far, one in Joliet and another in Romeoville, have received licenses from the state to sell recreational marijuana in Will County starting next year.
Harris ultimately voiced support for approving the tax.
“I think the costs will be there whether we pass this [tax] or not,” Harris said.
Steve Balich, R-Homer Glen, who is not on the finance committee, was the sole board member arguing against a tax, calling it “regressive.”
However, the three Republican members of the committee still voted against the ordinance, citing concerns over how the money will be used.