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Chicago Mayoral Candidates Cite Global Examples for Proposing a Financial Transaction Tax (LaSalle Street Tax); Concerns over Tar-Sands Oil Pipeline through Chicago

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In this Sept. 18, 2008, file photo traders signal in the S&P 500 futures pit at the CME Group in Chicago. The financial crisis touched off the worst recession since the 1930s Great Depression.

In this Sept. 18, 2008, file photo traders signal in the S&P 500 futures pit at the CME Group in Chicago. The financial crisis touched off the worst recession since the 1930s Great Depression.

M. Spencer Green

On today's show:

  • Three of the 14 candidates in Chicago’s 2019 mayoral race propose a financial transaction tax, known colloquially as a “LaSalle Street Tax.”
  • A proposed tar-sands oil pipeline that would cross four Illinois counties has prompted concerns among some state residents about eminent domain rights and environmental impacts.
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