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1950Brutus - Group files appeal in term limits decision - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Dr Quinn - Medicine Man - doesn't seem to have problems getting things on the ballot - let's just ask him to put it on for us.
1950Brutus - Illinois to ask voters about taxing millionaires - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
OK we can link 2 ballot measures together - we raise the min wage to $481 per hour. That way everybody who works in Illinois will make more than $1 million. Add the 3% surcharge on top then the government will have more money than it could ever need - at least for a year or 2. For those who think this doesn't make sense - it doesn't but it makes as much sense to me as this surcharge does.…
SeenTheLight1 - City of Quincy to spend $342,000 on road salt - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
So how is it the County is able to get salt thru CMS at a cheaper rate?
pjohnf - Firefighter jobs: What returning vets must know about their certs - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.
Aren't local community Fire Boards autonomous from any state requirements and can determine their own hiring standards? I don't believe Quincy's Fire Board gives any preference or points to applicants for prior training or education for appointment to the fire department but they should.
pjohnf - Illinois to ask voters about taxing millionaires - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Don't the rich already pay more in income taxes? 6% of a million is more than 6% of say $50,000, so the rich pay more now. Democrats are using these ballot measures to wage class warfare and increase voter turnout for democrats. Democrats don't care one bit about the little guy, they just want to maintain their power and control with these ballot questions.

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Ernst to run for Quincy Treasurer

1 year, 8 months ago by Bob Gough

Republican Park Board member switches gears after initially thinking about aldermanic run in Third Ward; Will face incumbent Peggy Crim

Tom Ernst has filed petitions to seek the office of City Treasurer.

Ernst turned in his petitions at Quincy City Hall this afternoon.

Ernst is a member of the Quincy Park Board of Commissioners and is a former president of the Park Board. He ran for the Illinois State Senate in 2004.

Ernst, a Republican, had taken out petitions to run for Third Ward Alderman, but said he was encouraged by people to run for a citywide office while he was gathering signatures.

"In my walkings to get petitions signed, people told me they wanted me to do more than be an alderman," Ernst said. "They encouraged me to run for a city wide office. I pledge to be a treasurer who will work with the mayor and be an independent voice to protect the people of the City of Quincy financially."

Two Republicans, Jared Holbrook and Ken Hultz, have already filed to run for Third Ward Alderman. Ernst said Adams County GOP officials encouraged the move.

"We have two good candidates who have filed already, so I believe we’ll have a good Republican candidate for Third Ward Alderman," Ernst said when asked about his decision.

Democrat Peggy Crim is the incumbent and she is seeking a fourth term as treasurer.

"I have known Tom for a long time and always considered him a friend, so it was a surprise when he chose to file against me," Crim said at Monday's City Council meeting. "But if it is his goal to give voters a choice, then I welcome him into the race."

"The City Treasurer's office is a nonpolitical office. It's not Democratic money or Republican money - it's the taxpayer's money. With the help of the office staff, I think we have done an excellent job upgrading the capabilities of the office to collect, invest and protect taxpayer dollars in trying economic times."

"I think people want a hardworking financial professional handling their money who believes in standing for public review and accountability every day, and I have been proud to do that for nearly 12 years."


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