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Aside from completely missing that Bob was joking, you're making the same fallacious argument I've already seen. Yes, a home may be older than the schools. But a 120 year old home MIGHT have a few hundred people go through it over the course of that lifespan. They also have owners that don't have to go to their neighbors and say "please, sir, may I have some more" in order to effect…
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Why haven't we heard complaints from Democratic voters about votes being switched to Republicans. Because "There is nothing wrong in this office," Kinney, a Democrat, said afterward. Calibration errors are the new "hanging chads".
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From Joel Murphy, QPS Business Manager: The issue this morning was a simple overheating of some electrical components with in a heating unit. The components overheated, then melted causing smoke from the unit. Things were exasperated by the fact that the heater's blower was still operating and pushed the smoke out into the hallways. The staff and students did exactly what they have prepared…
1950Brutus - Amazon to open facility in Illinois, hire 1,000 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The point still stands that you do not know if he paid the tax and just doesn't know it.
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11 months ago by Bob Gough

Some Board members aren't sure about ballot timeline

The Quincy School Board and others in attendance at Tuesday’s special meeting are in agreement that they want new facilities.

But the scope, structure, timing and how the pay for it are all up in the air.

The School Board will vote on putting a plan on the March ballot at next week’s meeting, but two members said they would rather wait.

Richard McNay and Sayeed Ali said they had concerns with the timeline and McNay said he prefers using a County Sales Tax increase over bonding through property taxes.

McNay said he wanted to put the issue on the February 2015 ballot.

Three members of the public, including former School Board member Tom Dickerson, also suggested the Board take more time before putting it on the ballot.

“Make sure the plan you put forward is the one that the community believes in over the long haul,” Dickerson said.

Former School Board President Bill Daniels said he preferred a K-6 elementary option and felt the Junior High should remain with 7th, 8th and 9th graders.

School Board President Stephanie Erwin said she believed the Board had done a good job of informing the public of its intentions and felt the Board could inform the public from now until the March election in order to get a referendum passed.  She supports the School District’s “Plan 1” that builds three new  elementary schools and an addition at Quincy High School at a cost of about $75 million.

"If you are confused,  you  haven't been paying attention,” Erwin said. “If you haven't read  the newspaper or heard the news or attended a forum, shame on shame on you.”

Business Manager Joel Murphy said that if voters approved the plan to spend $75 million in new construction, the District could avoid spending about $60 million in renovations on other buildings.  

Board Member Jeff Mays wouldn’t say if he was ready to vote to put the plan on the ballot, but he said “I’m not sure we couldn’t convince” the voters before a March referendum.

Board Member Scott Stone said getting  the 9th grade at the high school. Was a “top priority” and he also supported “Plan 1”.

“We can bond this,” he said. “The community has heard enough about this…the public knows we need to do something.”


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