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Dr Quinn - Medicine Man - doesn't seem to have problems getting things on the ballot - let's just ask him to put it on for us.
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OK we can link 2 ballot measures together - we raise the min wage to $481 per hour. That way everybody who works in Illinois will make more than $1 million. Add the 3% surcharge on top then the government will have more money than it could ever need - at least for a year or 2. For those who think this doesn't make sense - it doesn't but it makes as much sense to me as this surcharge does.…
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Don't the rich already pay more in income taxes? 6% of a million is more than 6% of say $50,000, so the rich pay more now. Democrats are using these ballot measures to wage class warfare and increase voter turnout for democrats. Democrats don't care one bit about the little guy, they just want to maintain their power and control with these ballot questions.

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Adams County Board tables aggregation ordinance

1 year, 6 months ago by Denise Donley

SIMEC's Reg Ankrom explained the process for the county

Electrical aggregation was discussed at the Adams County Board meeting on Wednesday night  meeting.
To put electric aggregation on the April 9, 2013 ballot, a referendum is needed to be able to supply energy to the county as a group.
SIMEC Regulatory Advisor/Senior Consultant Reg Ankrom explained to the board this would not include those already included in the aggregation price in Quincy or those in Adams Electric Coop. The price would pertain only to those who use regulated electricity providers, specifically those under Ameren in rural areas.
The board discussed the amount of people this would affect and tabled the motion until next month to provide clarity of geography in the county and how ballots would be separated for the April ballot.

It was also brought to the board’s attention a new Illinois law states that by July 1, 2015, the Regional school office across the state will need to consolidate from the current 44 offices to 35 offices.
The determination of which offices get shut down or consolidate is done by a population threshold of 61,000. Regional Office #1, which is Adams and Pike counties, is above that mark.
Regional Superintendent of Schools Debbie Niederhauser wanted to let the board know that there is a possibility that the Adams and Pike office may take on another office.
“We are in talks right now,” said Niederhauser. “In the next few months, we will know if we grow to include a total of six counties.”
The current Regional Office of Adams and Pike would add Regional Office #46, which includes Brown, Cass, Morgan and Scott.
“I think it would help us,” added Niederhauser. “In this day in age, we’re trying to maximize the money that we have and there would be many benefits.”
If this merge does happen, money that each county board gives to their respective counties would flow through the Quincy office.

Also discussed was the flu in the tri-state area.  Adams County Public Health Administrator Jerrod Welch said that this year’s flu vaccine matches the flu strain in the area. He added that we are not in a crisis state and are not above the common number of cases during the flu season.

In other business, $2.5 million in county Motor Fuel tax funds will be used for the maintenance of various county highways in Adams county in 2013.

A contract with Indiana Steel and Engineering was awarded for the low bid of $209,455.00 for the structural steel for the Cannonball Road overpass over the BNSF railroad.

The annual salary of the Supervisor of Assessment was increased by 2%.
County Board will meet next on Monday February 11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.


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