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jannie122 - Jail Committee to draft ¼ per cent sales tax ballot resolution - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
I really don't care - since I think the sales tax in total is 7-3/4 --- I often wonder where that 3/4 of a cent goes :) would at least make it 8% and easier to figure.
eaglebeaky - REBEL MEDIA: Dick is here to make it all better - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Not a snowball's chance that she'd pick Durbin as running mate. (Would he improve her chances, somehow? Nope.)
chebby79 - Jail Committee to draft ¼ per cent sales tax ballot resolution - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
make the new jail big enough so we can house other communities prisoners and charge them for it. we don't have any luck drawing new businesses to Quincy or Illinois so we might as well try to profit somehow.
4tolerance - Quincy City Council votes to sell defaulting loans - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
You could go on to say that prudent lending, which we all know the City is not capable of, would require a Personal Guaranty or Guarantees to back the loan to any LLC or corporation. I wonder if BOQ required a Personal Guaranty from their friend Mr. Griffin. I am guessing not. There I go guessing again. Sorry
migraine_in_qcy - Jail Committee to draft ¼ per cent sales tax ballot resolution - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
Isn't someone going to try and convince us that this isn't really a tax increase, and that somehow we're going to save money by spending millions? If that's the case, are there any other government buildings in the area that we can replace?

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Farmers expected to take a hit on energy-related inputs

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The Environmental Protection Agency’s latest greenhouse gas proposal will harm the nation’s economy, rural communities and America’s farm and ranch families if implemented, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) president said.

The EPA’s attempt to impose a 30-percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions on the nation’s power plants will lead to higher energy prices, AFBF contends. Farmers will face not just higher prices for electricity, but any energy-related input such as fertilizer. No rural business will be immune to higher costs in doing business, according to critics. Rural electric cooperatives that rely on old coal plants for cheap electricity will be especially hard hit.

The AFBF is only one of many dissenters to the EPA rule change plan. A union representing utility workers and others, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), made their own points against the EPA change with more detail than the AFBF.

“U.S. agriculture will pay more for energy and fertilizer under this plan, but the harm won’t stop there,” AFBF President Bob Stallman said. “Effects will especially hit home in rural America.”

The IBEW reported it is studying the lengthy rule on carbon emissions for existing facilities, but announced “our concerns with the EPA’s new rule are the same as we have expressed over past agency dictates—namely that the regulations focus solely on the environmental aspect of public policy at the expense of balancing our nation’s economic and energy needs.”

Consistent with the AFBF, the IBEW suggested that a balanced energy portfolio is the right approach at this time because renewable energy such as wind and solar are simply not ready to replace other fuel sources in meeting the demand for electrical power and will not be for the foreseeable future. The logical expectation would be for more natural gas electrical production in the short term. But IBEW contends, “Our nation has learned from bitter experience that relying too heavily on one energy source is not a sound policy.”

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