Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014
Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Trending on the Journal

Recent Comments

yesqcy - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I'm sorry, I just coventry haven't seen it, and I'm talking about the private sector. Heck fast food joints have given raises, min wage has increased, all my friend at blessing hospital and the medical group have given raises. I'm sorry, I just don't know what circle of people you're running with. And they've all without exception received more than 1%. The wage correction…
pjohnf - Quinn: New controls after Medicaid paid for dead - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Why is it with government bureaucrats that they always say they're going to close the barn door after the horse has left the barn? Millions in fraudulent payouts and now they find out. Only goes to prove once again that government is not the solution but government is truly the problem.
pjohnf - Rauner details some immigration views - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Anti-illegal immigration is not anti-legal immigration and Quinn knows it. It's disappointing that Rauner would side with the illegal immigration/amnesty crowd. It's insane and wrong to reward illegal behavior, illegal immigration, with any pathway to citizenship. Big business wants cheap labor and democrats want a new dependent class of voters and that's why both support immigration…
Righty1 - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I have a question for you yesqcy. How many payroll checks have you written?
ONCEMORE1 - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Tell that to people (Private Sector, of course) who have taken pay CUTS, shortened hours or loss of benefits just to remain employed. Somehow, I feel your comments come more from attitude and opinion than knowledge and experience.

Most Popular

Woman arrested after police find abandoned child

Adams Co. Divorces for April, 18 2014

Aldermen approve transit and fire contracts Updated Video

Firefighters and Bus Drivers contracts to go to City Council

Traffic stopped on Bayview Bridge after car crash

Fowler man arrested for meth possession

New Quincy trash system estimated to begin in January 2015

REBEL MEDIA: Yes, Peoria mayor DID sic police on Tweeter Video

Editorials & Opinion

REBEL MEDIA: The nuclear options for city government

4 months, 2 weeks ago by Bob Gough

Alderman Mike Farha (R-4th Ward) has it right. 

At Monday night's Finance Committee meeting he said the citizens of Quincy are going to have to accept a lower level of service if they are not willing to pay higher taxes. 

Public pensions and benefits, worker's compensation and the other costs of operations continue to grow. The City has kept a fairly steady property tax levy and relied on a growing sales tax base to keep up. 

So, if you are a small government conservative who doesn't want to pay more taxes, you should be for the following total revamp of services from the City of Quincy:

Trash pickup: You're on your own. Turn it over completely to Allied, Area, Quincy Recycle, Fred's Trash Service or whoever wants it. (An aside: I hate trash stickers. Hate them. I'm for anything that eliminates them.)

Police and Fire Pensions: Combine Police and Fire into one Public Safety Department and reduce the headcount by 30 bodies.

Streets: Let's put up tolls on Broadway, Maine and State and on 12th, 24th, 36th and 48th. (It's not a tax, it's a fee.)

Problem solved. Now let's figure out how to get four new school buildings for free.

 


From the Newsroom

Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 1 hour, 8 minutes ago

Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 1 hour, 19 minutes ago

RT @korkedbats: BREAKING: Frank Haith Leaves Tulsa For Binghamton Job - Read the full story here: http://t.co/6ir2MmTTF6 http://t.co/Rpw6GN…
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 1 hour, 32 minutes ago

IHSA to elminate full contact summer football practice - QND also appears before the IHSA to discuss Success Facto... http://t.co/gZngddXcB9
Bob Gough on Twitter

Bob Gough 2 hours ago

@ChrisDuerr I'd be fine with that.