Friday, Aug 29, 2014
Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Trending on the Journal

Recent Comments

AYHSMB - Lovelace\'s first court appearance tentatively scheduled - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
1st Degree Murder ONLY carries a sentence of 20 to 60?
qfingers - Quincy Police Blotter for August 27, 2014 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
You know if only you had to check a box on your insurance that says "I will wear a seat belt" and if you ever get caught without it your insurance would be canceled. Or, if you want, don't check it and let the actuarial numbers determine what you pay. Then I'd agree with you that they could get rid of the law. But when your stupidity trots on what I have pay for insurance I think making…
convoy32 - City of Quincy looking to buy new garbage and recycle fleet - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Already checked city cant be sued its a city ordinance period! Just because we a havnt enforced it doesnt mean we cant if we decide to!
qfingers - Committee sends new garbage and recycle trucks plan to Quincy City Council - Quincy, IL News - Quinc
If the city knew anything about your electric bill that could be a consideration....but they don't. You only get two bills from the city...taxes....which pays for pensions....and your water bill. Most places have a flat charge for trash. That's "unfair" according to a lot of people since they think that how much trash you throw out is the biggest factor...even though getting the truck to…
convoy32 - City of Quincy looking to buy new garbage and recycle fleet - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
What change are you refering to in my proposal ,increase in sticker price or enforcing ord. Niether is much change at all ,i dont think you understand much about this anyway with some of your ideas ive heard you come up with are you an alderman or the mayor? You sure sound like one

Most Popular

Lovelace indicted in death of first wife Updated

Indictment alleges Lovelace suffocated first wife Updated

City of Quincy looking to buy new garbage and recycle fleet

Committee prepares to hear Garbage and Recycling pitch

Gems sale not yet final

Committee sends new garbage and recycle trucks plan to Quincy City Council

Mercantile Vice President appointed to the Trust Education Foundation Board

Adams Co. Real Estate Transfers from Aug. 18 to Aug. 22

Businesses concerned about Illinois Legislature’s inaction on incentives

8 months, 3 weeks ago Associated Press

Inaction has triggered fresh concerns about the state’s business climate

From Associated Press:

Illinois took a giant step toward fixing its biggest financial problem by putting a sweeping pension reform on the books, but legislators’ inaction on tax incentives aimed at keeping companies and creating new jobs has triggered fresh concerns about the state’s business climate.

The Senate and a House committee took up legislation this week offering tax breaks for Archer Daniels Midland Company, chemical distributor Univar and newly-merged OfficeMax and Office Depot. But the House left after Tuesday’s pension vote, pushing the issue into 2014 since lawmakers aren’t due back until January. The slowed action — an ADM official said the company needed a decision by year’s end — could frustrate companies and give other states that have already ridiculed Illinois for its unemployment and major financial problems the chance to swoop in.
“The Illinois government’s failure to act in a timely manner is a huge disappointment for business people who are trying to make decisions in a timely manner,” said Illinois Chamber of Commerce President Doug Whitley. “It’s bad form.”
Three separate bills were discussed, but all had the same idea: Give companies a reason to stay or move to Illinois with the promise of retaining and creating new jobs in a state that struggles with its financial image and has one of the highest unemployment rates. Legislation cropped up earlier this year when agribusiness giant ADM announced it was relocating its longtime headquarters from Decatur. The company hasn’t said where it’s going, but city officials in Chicago, Atlanta and St. Louis have said they’re all in the running.
The Senate approved two bills. One would give ADM up to $30 million in tax breaks and the company would have to add hundreds of jobs in Illinois. The other calls for roughly $58 million in incentives for Univar, a Washington-state based company that wants to relocate to Illinois where it has some offices, and Naperville-based OfficeMax and Florida-based Office Depot.
Sen. Tom Cullerton, a Villa Park Democrat who sponsored the second bill, said Texas was in the running for luring away Univar. Other lawmakers expressed concerns during testimony that the office supply companies would chose Florida, a state that has already given Office Depot millions in incentives over the years.
Either scenario could be embarrassing for Illinois, particularly since governors from Texas and Florida waged public campaigns calling on Illinois companies to move out of state.
“Let’s make sure we take from other states as opposed to other states take it from us,” Cullerton said.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s spokeswoman Lucy Nashed declined to talk specifics about Univar, but said the state would be competitive.

Click Here to Read Full Article


From the Newsroom

Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 10 hours, 59 minutes ago

Head Ball Coach tells it like it is. 'Cocks got spanked in the first half. #innuendo
Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 11 hours, 3 minutes ago

@SamAnderson80s @Bobby_Schilling Little Miss Patronage having a bad season.
Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 11 hours, 17 minutes ago

RT @verumserum: "We don't have a strategy yet." http://t.co/sXczNb2CWq
Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 11 hours, 18 minutes ago

RT @NumbersMuncher: Not sure why the White House is scrambling so hard to backtrack from O's disastrous 'Don't have a strategy' presser. Vo…