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Stupid_Dems - Six Quincy property owners face deadline - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
These are "elected officials" not employees. They are not entitled to heath insurance in my thinking based on the hours they work. I do realize they put in more time than the council meeting. But they are still a long way from being full time. Why are city taxpayers being burdened with the cost of their heath care when the county and the school board do not feed at the trough? The total cost for the…
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Is he bringing Oprah with him???
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And why should this stop? It's all part of their compensation. They spend a lot more time than what you see on TV. For example, if you eliminate the health care you reduce the likelihood of a small business owner wanting to run. Plus it also means most of the council members have the same health insurance as other city employees...which seems like a jolly good idea There are two reasons…
pjohnf - Clock ticks on Illinois term limits ballot measure - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Why does the proposal have the size of the House and Senate in it? It should have only dealt with whether voters support term limits for our corrupt politicians. However even with the House and Senate changes in it, it should be allowed to be voted on by voters. The only reason Quinn and Madigan oppose the measure is because it threatens their power and control.
pjohnf - Bad news for hopeful Illinoisans on jobs, economy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
In other words Quinn's figures are a lie and a distortion of the true employment and unemployment numbers. Numbers I've seen that show only 47% of working American's have full time jobs. That is hardly good news for workers.

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1 year, 10 months ago by Jamie Busen

Projected deficit at $130,000

The chairman of the Adams County Finance Committee Tuesday night gave a brief snapshot of the county's financial situation during the monthly County Board meeting.

John Johnson said since last month's Board meeting, the committee has met three times to shape the new fiscal year budget. The group meets again Monday night.

Johnson said they will work to whittle down what right now is a $130,000 county general fund deficit and he expects to present to the full Board a balanced budget.

At September's meeting when Board members were given a first rough draft of the budget, the County general fund showed revenues of $12.2 million and $13.3 million in expenses for the fiscal year.

Johnson said that cash flow year to date has improved over last year, and the County's general fund balance of about $2.3 million was much greater than one year ago, partly because the state got caught up in some payments early on. Last month, $942,000 in real estate tax payments came through to help boost the general fund's figures.

"We are in a much better financial situation" than last year, Johnson said.

He added he and the other Finance Committee members will continue to meet with department heads to work on the budget.

In other action, the Board approved an updated animal control resolution that brought the current laws closer to mirroring state laws.

The Board tabled a resolution that would have passed an Emergency Management Agency Act because of wording in the language that stated the Board had the power to "levy for EMA purposes a tax." Some Board members were uncomfortable with that power, which would allow the Board to levy a tax "not to exceed five cents per hundred dollars of the assessed value of all taxable property in addition to all other taxes."


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