by Jim Dewey
Thursday, Nov 27, 2014
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qfingers - Jail Committee to draft ¼ per cent sales tax ballot resolution - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
The number required to do away with sales tax is an additional 15% on top of what we already pay. So it would be 22.75%. http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/consi... And the universal rebate would make it progressive so it's really not too bad an idea if we can get rid of the IRS in…
qfingers - Jail Committee to draft ¼ per cent sales tax ballot resolution - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
Do you really need a reply to your sarcasm? At least I assume it was sarcasm?
Stupid_Dems - Debate continues on how to go about building Quincy\'s new schools - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
The voters who approved this referendum also expected the construction work and engineering work to be LOCAL. But the Board has went out of town many times over the years most recently they went to Rockford for their printer business. They don't mind taking money from the local taxpayers but don't seem to feel the local folks are good enough to provide the services needed. Hannibal had no…
LNeck2012 - Debate continues on how to go about building Quincy\'s new schools - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal
Well let's look at this. A failed construction worker and a a total tool bag want to hire a construction manager knowing full well that there would be no point to it, especially when they're from out-of-town, because we have plenty of firms here that can handle it. And they did this just a few months before they're up for re-election? Leroy Jethro Gibbs doesn't believe in coincidence,…
GuyFawkes10 - Jail Committee to draft ¼ per cent sales tax ballot resolution - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJour
Round it up to 15% and do away with IRS

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Improving locks and dams means more efficient barge traffic

3 months ago by Jim Dewey

Congress earlier this year passed the Water Resources Reform and Development act which could eventually lead to the expansion of several locks on the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. 

Currently - barge tows must be broken up in order to pass through the locks - slowing the shipping process down and raising the cost of sending goods up and down the river. 

The Iowa Department of Transportation has released a comparison of how much can be moved by river as compared with trains and trucks. 

One barge holds as much as nearly 13 and a half jumbo hopper train cars or 58 large semis. 

A 15 barge tow can carry as much as two 100 car trains or 870 large semis. 

The two trains - end to end would be two miles long while the 870 trucks - bumper to bumper - would stretch 11 and a half miles. 

That is the amount of traffic that would be added to area highways if just one of the 80 year old plus locks fails.


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