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More Taxes For Cigarettes, Bullets And Gambling In County Budget

CHICAGO (CBS) — Cook County could soon get a little more expensive for smokers.

But they aren’t the only ones who will be shelling out more cash if Board President Toni Preckwinkle gets her way.

Preckwinkle’s proposed $3 billion budget will include a $1 a pack tax hike in cigarettes as a way to help close a $268 million budget deficit.

And she’s calling for a nickel tax on the sale of every bullet.

More Taxes For Cigarettes, Bullets And Gambling In County Budget