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pjohnf - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I'm not discounting response time but Quincy's fire stations are very well placed and the response times would not be affected that severely. It still boils down to the number of fire fighters who arrive initially on the scene that makes the biggest difference in fire fighting. If you don't have the manpower to do the job when you get there it doesn't matter how much time it takes…
quincymike - Quinn: New controls after Medicaid paid for dead - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I only have one question: "When asked about the matter Saturday, a spokesman for Quinn's Republican opponent, wealthy businessman Bruce Rauner, " Why do they have to title Bruce Rauner "wealthy"? Why not just "businessman Bruce Rauner" Questionable bias?
yesqcy - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
gfingers~ good points. I'm curious too. You say "they did a lot better than 2.2". Have you learned how much better yet If better at all? If I recall, all the workers too days without pay when asked when the aldermen didn't. That probably should be considered
yesqcy - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Pokdot69~ I'm not sure what "argument" I was making. All I said was wow 1% thanks (as a tax payer I appreciate them holding the line) and how could anyone complain. Now I know though, some people are just unreasonable
yesqcy - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Tdown~ you're obviously in a dead end job, I'm sorry to hear that, but for anyone to think a 1% raise is extravagant is not being realistic. I tried to agree that the cpi should be a good barometer, that and compare the salary to other comparable employees in other comparable towns. If they are out if line then they are out if line. But if not then what's to complain about other than…

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Dillard wants to cut state gas tax

3 months ago by Denise Donley

Gubernatorial candidate says move would provide $450 million in tax relief

Republican candidate for Illinois Governor Kirk Dillard wants to cut Illinois' sales tax on gasoline. 

Dillard said Illinois is one of 7 states that charges sales taxes at the gas pump. 

“I’m proposing that we cut the sales tax on gasoline, providing roughly $450 million in tax relief to families across Illinois,” said Dillard. “This provides relief too, to all business people and it invests a little bit of savings into repairing our roads and bridges.” 

Under Dillard’s proposal, estimates show that the revenue stream could support up to $1 billion of infrastructure improvements. 

A recent report found that 73% of Illinois’ major roads are in poor condition and over 2,000 Illinois bridges to be structurally deficient. 

The state received a D+ on its latest infrastructure report card.


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