CHICAGO - Cook County, Ill., board president Todd Stroger this week is expected to veto the board's 50% rollback of a controversial 1% sales tax increase, setting the stage for what could be a successful veto override in early September.

The impact on the county's rating as a result of the latest clash between board members and Stroger over the tax increase is uncertain, but analysts have warned that a rollback would pressure the county's balance sheet as sales tax collections are already behind projections due to the recession.

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