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qfingers - Mayor Moore discusses Newcomb proposal - Quincy, IL News -
It's not tax's a tax refund which is a financing tool. And there's lots more than what is listed on your link It's a rather long section of 65 ILCS 5/11-74
Givemeliberty - Iowa company pitches Newcomb development proposal - Quincy, IL News -
The pill Hobart is wanting the city to take would be easier to swallow, if they were bringing American Family, AT&T, Motorola, or something like it to fill up this building with 300-400 Jobs. Sadly though projects like the one I just described or the Newcome Lofts will only come to this area with help from the City or County (not saying the city should give in to all of Hobarts demands) because the…
UrKidsWillPay - Mayor Moore discusses Newcomb proposal - Quincy, IL News -
The TIF district does not include a Property Tax abatement. Those are features of the Enterprise Zone which this site is not a part of. Would like to know how we are going to force that one through against our rules.....not that I doubt they will do it. Take a look at the eligible TIF expenses and tell me where they are going to lie to us to classify 1.8 million of a 4 million project as TIF eligible.…
UrKidsWillPay - Quincy Police Blotter for September 30, 2014 - Quincy, IL News -
Could be or it could be for a burnout. which could be defined as unsafe because you lack complete traction. Or it could be for accelerating too fast but not buring the tires and without going over the speed limit. or she could have exited a private drive like the bowling alley without properly yielding.
qfingers - Mayor Moore discusses Newcomb proposal - Quincy, IL News -
Just remember that getting taxable property there doesn't bring in any extra $$ for the city. What it does is lower property taxes for the rest of us. Obviously more $$ back for more expensive properties (i.e. same % saved across the board). By the same token the TIF district raises our taxes until such time as the TIF expires. That's because some of the tax $$ are diverted to a special…

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1 day, 3 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

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10 hours, 3 minutes ago by (Joan McCarter)

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1 day, 6 hours ago by (Jen Hayden)

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Stephen Colbert blasts Rush Limbaugh's Hillary obsession

1 day, 12 hours ago by (Michael Langenmayr)

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2 days, 8 hours ago by (Laura Clawson)

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1 day, 5 hours ago by (Jeff Singer)

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2 days, 4 hours ago by (Hunter)

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1 day, 9 hours ago by (Jeff Singer)

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If you want to win in November, give today!

1 day, 6 hours ago by (kos)

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1 day, 5 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

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1 day, 2 hours ago by (Susan Grigsby)

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1 day, 8 hours ago by (Laura Clawson)

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1 day, 10 hours ago by (Jen Hayden)

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One year ago, Republicans shut down the government to stop Obamacare

1 day, 4 hours ago by (Jed Lewison)

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Jim Mowrer within three points of toppling House anti-immigration leader Steve King

1 day, 6 hours ago by (Hunter)

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Republican judge in Oklahoma rules against Obamacare tax subsidies

1 day, 6 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

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Nevada Republican wants to bring voter suppression home

1 day, 11 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

Kate Marshall What Republicans need to succeed statewide in Nevada, apparently, is a way to have a lot fewer voters. So that's what the Republican running for secretary of state, Barbara Cegavske, wants to do: suppress the vote. State Sen. Barbara Cegavske, who is running for secretary of state, says…
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Midday open thread: Secret Service fail, birth control for teens, and disappearing wildlife

1 day, 6 hours ago by (Laura Clawson)

Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is March of Doom: The Secret Service's image is taking a serious hit, and rightly so: The man who jumped the White House fence this month and sprinted through the front door made it much farther into the building than previously known, overpowering one Secret Service officer…
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Mitt 2016!

1 day, 7 hours ago by (Jed Lewison)

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Kochs sent hundreds of thousands of fake voter registration mailings in North Carolina

1 day, 8 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

Jennifer Odum with the fake registration form AFP sent to her deceased toddler. When the North Carolina arm of the Koch brothers' Americans for Prosperity group tried to register a cat to vote it was amusing. But with more of the story unfolding now, it's downright infuriating. It didn't make any sense.…
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1 day, 8 hours ago by (Jed Lewison)

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1 day, 9 hours ago by (Joan McCarter)

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