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eaglebeaky - Illinois lawmakers to discuss money for Obama library - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Wall Street was solidly in the Romney/Ryan camp last time, pjohnf. (And assuming he's the nominee, they'll certainly be in Ryan's camp in 2016.) Why is it that you seem to think that they're Obama supporters?
eaglebeaky - Illinois lawmakers to discuss money for Obama library - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
When did presidential libraries start taking this kind of funding? (I always thought they were privately funded... or at least I remember hearing that the Clinton and Bush #43 libraries were being done that way.)
eaglebeaky - Voter rights, crime victim rights amendments set for fall ballot so far - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
Off-topic, but just to clarify, I will say that the disabled individuals that I've worked with aren't the least bit interested in free phones or anything like that. (Many of them will never live independently in their own communities; any such "bribes" would be meaningless to them.) Of course there are opportunists who do try to take advantage of every social program under the sun, and…
AYHSMB - Illinois lawmakers to discuss money for Obama library - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe Reagan, Bush 1, Clinton, and Bush 2, had libraries built with private funds. I can't believe Soros or Buffett (or the Clinton's ;P) aren't contributing to the bill for Obama. Rahm is even stumping for it, as he says it will be a big tourism money maker. Hey, I'm all for it, if it is. On a side note, I think this is the first presidential…
eaglebeaky - Voter rights, crime victim rights amendments set for fall ballot so far - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
I honestly couldn't care less about anybody's party affiliation. This ID issue actually has A LOT to do with poor people, the elderly, and people with disabilities -- regardless of their personal politics. (There are a lot of poor people in the south who are lifelong Republicans.) Arbitrarily-enacted voter ID laws ultimately won't disenfranchise you or me... but they do have a real…

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Quincy sees sales tax dip

2 years, 2 months ago by Bob Gough, QuincyJournal

Sales tax revenues decline in November

After keeping pace for most of 2011, the City of Quincy saw a sharp sales tax revenue decline in November.

Sales tax revenue was $758,483 in November, which was down from $792,587 in November 2010.

Home Rule Sales Tax Revenue saw an even bigger decline, dropping from $841,266 in November 2010 to $805,242 last November.

City officials are tracking revenues closely as they are in the process of preparing the 2012-2013 budget which will be voted on in April.

In other action, Aldermen approved the low proposal from Peters Heating and Air Conditioning of $48,557 for the replacement of the heating and air conditioning system at Central Fire Station.  The City is using a “green energy” federal grant to pay for the system, which is replacing the building's original heating system that was installed in 1924.

The Council also approved the low quote of Asphalt Stone Company of Jacksonville of $4,500 for expansion joint milling on runways at Quincy Regional Airport.

 


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