When Jack Franks campaigned for office each time, he claimed that he had never supported a tax increase.
Steve Reick found Franks’ assertion incorrect in 2014, but Franks kept up his mantra.
Tonight, Franks will preside over a McHenry County Board meeting that will, in all likelihood, impose a sales tax on the purchase of marijuana.
Franks has said that he does not want the tax to be set as high as state law allows, but he has not said he wants no tax.
And, one does not have to be a close observer of Franks’ micromanagement of committee and Board agendas to know that if an issue is on the agenda, it has passed Franks’ muster.
So, if a pot tax is passed tonight, at least part of it is a Jack Franks’ tax.
Whether Franks will allow the cat tax pending in the Board of Health, all of whose members he appoints, remains to be seen.
No where else has the proposed cat tax been reported upon, by the way.