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qfingers - QPS Board approves higher 2014 tax levy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I do believe Bud has sworn to vote no on all expenditures until QPS does a forensic audit. I seem to remember reading that before... http://www.qps.org/files/board/Minutes_201011/042...
UrKidsWillPay - QPS Board approves higher 2014 tax levy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
His supporters also don't see the people who whisper in his ear all the time. He is being used by some people who have an ax to grind against the school district but don't have the stones to run for the board or publicly press their vendettas. You almost have to have pity on the man. In the south, everything they would say about a guy like Bud would be prefaced or followed by "Bless his…
qfingers - Adams County Board to vote on quarter cent sales tax to build jail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
Here's some math for you just for fun...just building costs...not operating costs. New jail $37M -- apparently they last about 65 years. # of inmates ~84 Cost per year $569,231 Cost per inmate per year $6,777 Cost per inmate per day $18.57 Cost per person per year for Adams County population -- $8.47
Quincyan2 - QPS Board approves higher 2014 tax levy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Bud is incapable of understanding most of the issues, so he feels it is best to abstain or vote no. I don't think there is much rational to his actions other than he gets a pat on the back from the folks that support him. I don't think he has brought forth a solution or innovative idea in years, he just fills the chair. Frankly its sad to watch him during the meetings, but his supporters…
Snarky_2 - Adams County Board to vote on quarter cent sales tax to build jail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
In the underground parking lot or in the city lot on 5th and Vermont or somewhere else and transport staff who are not a threat to anyone.

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2013 Visitor Spending in Area Generates Over $145 Million

4 months, 1 week ago by Scott Hardy

Up nearly 4 per cent in Adams Co

Adams, Pike & Hancock counties generated $145.27 million combined in visitor expenditures last year, with $96 million spent in Adams, up 3.7 %;  $25.82 million in Hancock Co., up 2.3 %;  and $23.45 million in Pike County, up 1.2%.

The Illinois Office of Tourism released the state report last week, prepared by the U.S. Travel Association that indicates that tourism in these three counties supported 1,010 local jobs with a payroll of $28.88 million. The three counties also collected $8.05 million in state sales tax related to tourism and $4.38 million was generated in local sales tax.

With this impressive and steady yearly rise in visitor spending, the Quincy Area Convention & Visitors Bureau continues to beef up marketing efforts to supply travelers with the tools to glean the most they can when visiting the three- county area. “We find the majority of the travelers to the Quincy area are seeking a ‘local’ experience, whether in dining, history or architecture. We’re excited about the release next week of ‘The Local Fix’, our new guide that gives the visitor a true local experience to the over 70 locally-owned eateries in our area,” said Lori Tuttle, Marketing Manager of the Quincy Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.

“We are pleased that Adams County ranked 3rd out of 102 counties in an increase in visitor expenditures, and 22nd among all Illinois counties for overall visitor expenditures. This has a direct effect on the quality of life of Quincy area residents and businesses, creating $28.88 million in tourism-related payroll in Adams, Pike & Hancock Counties,” said Holly Cain, Executive Director of the Quincy Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.


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