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XBgCty - Police-fire pensions to go up in smoke? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
CoolEdge: You seem to be conflating Private Unions, with Public Unions. This is about public sector unions, not private sector unions. So let's just stick with Public Sector Unions-- Specifically Police/Fire. That is what this article is about. Police/Fire can NOT strike. Tell me what your definition of "the blue flu" is, and tell me the last time it was used. A small shop doesn't need…
qtown1 - The Patio restaurant could open as early as February 1 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
What exactly is riff-raff???Could it be that AYHSMB is riff-raff??? "Mr.Mediocre"
CoolEdge - Police-fire pensions to go up in smoke? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
everyone should fund their own retirement ... yes. But government gets different terms, retires early with open ended promises. So those others you want to get into a retirement plan of their own are funding the early and lucrative plans of government workers. It's not about stripping retirement from those that have it, but having everyone fund their own. "in Moline, that city has seen…
Quijote57 - Illinois education board wants $730M more pre-K-12 funding - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
So ISBE wants more state money. How about all the money owed to the schools from previous years? That alone would go a long way for some of the financially struggling districts. I hold no hope of seeing the $750M ever trickling down when there are several hundred millions in arrears.
ChristiMay - The Patio restaurant could open as early as February 1 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
They must be doing something right; they have been open for over 50 years. I don't think we can say that about many other restaurants around here. If someone knows so much about their food and prices, are they the ones trying to keep out the riff-raff? As with any other business, one can choose to support it or not and should not be subject to snide comments either way. Maybe people just want…

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9 months, 1 week ago From Illinois Corn Growers

Illinois Corn Growers Association President Gary Hudson, a family farmer from Hindsboro, IL, released the following statement in response to media reports citing Illinois Petroleum Marketers Association vice-president Bill Fleischli’s claims related to the ethanol tax incentive.

“Bill Fleischli and the Illinois Petroleum Marketers are looking for ways to scare motorists about ethanol and its impact on gas prices. Talk of increasing the motor fuels tax provided a perfect opportunity, and Mr. Fleischli has since claimed that the elimination of the ethanol tax incentive would increase gas prices by 6 cents. That’s an exaggeration unless the petroleum marketers he represents plan to price-gouge their customers in retaliation for losing an incentive that they see as their own.

The E-10 tax incentive was incredibly successful in bringing a lower cost fuel choice to market. It gave marketers an opportunity to lower their prices in direct relationship to the value of the tax incentive.

Here’s an ethanol tax incentive fact check. Ethanol is cheaper than gasoline at the wholesale level every day, making gasoline containing any amount of ethanol less expensive than gasoline that does not. The ethanol tax incentive is worth roughly three point three cents per gallon at $3.50 gas. If marketers are passing along that incentive to their customers, it should make $3.50 gas $3.47 gas. At most, repealing the ethanol incentive should only move $3.47 gas up to $3.50 gas, and it shouldn’t increase gas prices at all at stations where the tax incentive wasn’t benefiting the customer.”


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