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qfingers - Adams Co gets OK to collect Jail sales tax - Quincy, IL News -
Not true...accidental oversights don't muster disciplinary action. When you do something that isn't done very often apparently the rules aren't easy to gather and/or understand.
UrKidsWillPay - Adams Co gets OK to collect Jail sales tax - Quincy, IL News -
Because what the voters voted on and approved overwhelmingly was abundantly clear. The ballot measure clearly stated we were voting on a .25% sales tac increase to support the building of a new jail. The technical language that was left off merely required the .25% sales tax be presented in a second method as a dollar figure per $100 of sales ($.25). The courts have always allowed such technical…
GuyFawkes10 - Adams Co gets OK to collect Jail sales tax - Quincy, IL News -
Can't let a few words stand in the way of collecting for a jail that has no plans or site yet.
qfingers - Adams Co gets OK to collect Jail sales tax - Quincy, IL News -
Because the bill very specifically authorizes Adams County to collect the tax as voted on. They didn't make a law saying the wording was no longer necessary. You could probably argue that you can't retroactively fix a ballot since, presumably, the wording matters when you vote. But why bother? What I want to know is exactly what wording was missing?
UJacks1 - QPD Blotter for June 2, 2015 - Quincy, IL News -
Still waiting for that Democrat to explain to readers, i.e., legal citizen voters and tax payers, why the support for illegals being given drivers' licenses. The reason given at the time was that the legals would feel safe, 'cause the illegals would have insurance and such. Well, from the list of vehicle infractions warranting a ticket, that just ain't gonna happen!! Please, Democrats,…

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