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QuincyGuy - New jail or no new jail? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
You can pay some now or you can pay MORE later. Kicking the can down the road is what got the jail in the shape it's in now. Kicking the can down the road Is what got the school buildings in that shape. Kicking the can down the road Is what got Illinois in the shape it is now. Someone needs to "suck it up and accept the fact that the problem needs to be fixed now, not down the road". We need…
migraine_in_qcy - Child shot and killed in Quincy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
There are plenty of white kids east of 18th, and plenty of them are little thieves, vandals and druggies. I don't see how it would matter in what part of town this happened or what color of skin the victim has.
SilenceDogood22 - New jail or no new jail? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
It is clearly an opinion piece. I'm not bashing QJ for publishing this as news, I think there are people who will read this and take it as news, since it's posted on a news site (even though it's under the opinion page). Most people won't take the time to discern. I would honestly like to see a local journalist do some good solid research (investigative journalism) on this topic…
GuyFawkes10 - New jail or no new jail? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
How did a response that I did not type end up in my post? Is this a new feature. I actually was defending you by making the point that it was not a news story. I hoped that Silence would have come to that conclusion after I asked question.
whhm - Child shot and killed in Quincy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
There are too many kids in our society in general being ignored, unsupervised, or otherwise neglected. Whether because of broken families, no father figures or other positive influences, working single parents who don't have the time (or don't make the time), being raised by grandparents who don't have the energy, etc., these kids are left to their own devices when it comes to school…

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Poll: Quincy residents opposed to progressive tax increase

1 year ago From Illinois Policy Institute

Almost 70 percent of Quincy residents polled are opposed to, or unsure about, the proposed progressive income tax increase

A "We Ask America" poll of Quincy residents found that almost 70 percent of taxpayers polled are opposed to, or unsure about the proposed progressive income tax structure in Illinois.
 
Only 33 percent support a progressive tax increase. 
 
Tax hike proponents are heralding a progressive tax as a "tax on the rich" but the proposed tax rates would increase rates on anyone making over $18,000.
 
New polling shows Quincy residents see through the rhetoric and are weary of another tax hike. 
 
Some highlights from the poll include:  
  • Two-thirds of Quincy taxpayers are either uncertain or opposed to changing the Illinois Constitution to allow for a progressive income tax. 
  • Quincy Democrats are almost evenly split on their opinion of a progressive tax. 
  • Less than a quarter of Quincy Republicans support a progressive tax structure in the state. 
 
Illinois taxpayers are just 10 months away from some financial relief with the sunset of the 67 percent tax hike of 2011. Changing Illinois' constitution to allow for a progressive income tax would mean a tax increase for many middle- and working-class taxpayers. 
 
To view the full poll results and cross-tabs, visit: http://illinoispolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/IPI-Quincy-VERSION-B.pdf

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