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qfingers - Local 63 approves contract - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The same way your costs would go up if you had to buy a punch card or "subscribe" to fire protection service. That's the mentality of many that everything should be pay-as-you-go. Though I'll note that concept is used successfully in other places. We stickers for the kids you send to school too!!
yesqcy - Local 63 approves contract - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Really? At least if you're going to post be honest. And if you're being honest you should really work on your pride. For Pete sake, Walmart and McDonald's just announced they're going to pay well over minimum wage, but you want our police and firefighters to take pay cuts? Be realistic please if you want to be taken seriously.
ONCEMORE1 - Quincy businessman arrested on drug charges - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Nice looking girl, though...........
yesqcy - Local 63 approves contract - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
No thanks. Just looked it up. My insurance would go up more than what I pay in property tax for the city. I think I'll stick with professional firefighters that have to answer to me as a tax payer, I'm their boss
RedheadB - Quincy businessman arrested on drug charges - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Is the pilot still part of the Adams County Sheriff's Dept?

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Rate structure proposed for progressive income tax

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Income over $12,500 would see a tax increase based on current tax rates

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A top Democrat in the Illinois Senate who supports a proposed graduated income tax said his plans for a rate structure would lower taxes for most Illinois residents.

While the vote is pending on a constitutional amendment that would allow the state to enact a graduated income tax, state Sen. Don Harmon, D-Oak Park, said at a press conference that his proposal would save money for 94 percent of Illinois families.

"This is tax relief to every family in Illinois earning less than $200,000," Harmon said. "This is major tax relief across the board, and one that we can certainly afford."

Under Harmon'€™s plan, the state would impose a 2.9 percent tax on income of up to $12,500 and 4.9 percent on income between $12,500 and $180,000. Anything over $180,000 would be taxed at 6.9 percent.

Under the state'€™s temporary increase, income is currently taxed at a flat rate of 5 percent. That rate is scheduled to drop to 3.75 percent next year.

Harmon said families making the state's median income of $55,317 would see a savings of $303 on their income taxes under his plan, compared to the current 5 percent rate.

A minimum-wage worker making $23,839 annually would see a savings of $272.

That's not as much savings as Illinoisans would see if lawmakers and Gov. Pat Quinn allow the temporary income tax to roll back to 3.75 percent on Jan. 1.

Under that scenario, the median income family would see a savings of about $689, while a minimum-wage earner would save about $298.

Compared to the current 5 percent rate, Harmon said his plan would generate $23 million less in revenue.

He added that taking any other path would hurt Illinoisans much worse.

"€œWe have two choices other than this,"€ he said. "We can continue an unfair, regressive flat tax at 5 percent or we can cut government services, the services upon which folks rely --€“ education, health care, human services --€“ by 20 percent across the board.

"This is a third way. This is a way we can generate the revenue we need to provide the core services upon which people depend, and do so in a way that provides tax relief for 94 percent of Illinois families."

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