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eaglebeaky - \'Interview\' pulled after threat; U.S. says North Korea behind Sony hack - Quincy, IL News - Quincy
Well said, whiner1!!! Somebody at Sony Pictures Entertainment was desperately trying to be edgy and topical when they approved the production of The Interview (in spite of the fact that the creators of South Park already poked fun at North Korea a decade ago). Truth be told, the screenplay for The Interview probably should have found its' way into the trash can a long time ago. No theater owner…
eaglebeaky - REBEL MEDIA: Joe Buck says Kroenke wants Rams in LA - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The NFL officially announced earlier today (12/20/14) that no team will be moving to Los Angeles for the 2015 season. So the St. Louis Rams are staying put, for the time being. Happy holidays, sports fans! :-)
ONCEMORE1 - QPS Board approves higher 2014 tax levy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Is a cheap shot like that really necessary?
samthebutcher - Mays not seeking re-election to Quincy School Board - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
A public figure that did a good job mixing things up. I did not agree with him many times, but glad he was there to balance the board(he really does love the sound of his own voice). It is important to know when to exit the stage, I think he is doing that at the right time.
Peoplechamp31 - QPS Board approves higher 2014 tax levy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Maybe you are the guys that went south! Must like the buddy system that has been goin on for years! Take off your blinders and look at some of these people and there back rounds (education, work experience). I can't wrap my head around a janitor giving advice on construction aspect of a building! This Peters guy should not of said that! I looked up his past wage and experience! Wow! Went from…

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Illinois Cigarette Tax increase becomes a fiscal flop

1 year, 4 months ago From heartland.org

Cigarette tax revenue in Illinois is falling far short of the amount projected last year, state officials say

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In May of 2012, state legislators approved a $1-per-pack increase on the price of cigarettes, nearly doubling the state’s tax rate to $1.98 per pack, the 17th-highest state tax rate in the nation. However, the tax delivered only $212 million of the expected $350 million for the fiscal year ended June 30.

Governor Pat Quinn (D) said the cigarette tax increase would help sustain the state’s Medicaid program, as well as the School Infrastructure Fund, while also discouraging smoking. But The Heartland Institute, Illinois Policy Institute and other public policy groups predicted the state would fail to receive the projected increase in tax revenue. They noted the likelihood that consumers would try to avoid the tax by buying cigarettes out of state, where taxes are lower.

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