Progressive alderman react to Lightfoot budget message

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CHICAGO — Progressive aldermen who were swept into office with Mayor Lori Lightfoot in 2019 are reacting to the mayor’s first budget message.

During a rally with striking teachers outside the Thompson Center Wednesday,  Ald. Rossana Rodriguez (31st Ward) said she was disappointed that Lightfoot isn’t seeking a reinstatement of the corporate “head tax” to help cut the budget deficit.

Members of the city’s progressive wing also want to see more money in the budget for homeless and mental health services.

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