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Does Scott County Referendum Risk Too Much? PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 14 August 2001 18:00
In the larger scheme of things, citizens organizing to try an defeat a $5 million bond issuance that will increase property taxes on the average of between $3 and $5 per year per home seems a bit premature. The $5 million represents the county’s contribution to a revolutionizing revitalization project in downtown Davenport that includes amenities and business components designed to bring high-paying jobs, along with an increased tax base that will help fix streets and sewers.

 
Farewell to Bats PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 07 August 2001 18:00
Next week, the Davenport City Council will vote on terms to renew the QC River Bandits’ lease for John O’Donnell Stadium for their 2002 season. The current lease amount was based upon a false belief that by giving the team owner Kevin Krause a reduced rental rate, we would keep the River Bandits in Davenport.

 
Where is the Distinction Between Local Democrats and Republicans? PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 31 July 2001 18:00
This year’s November elections are proving to be quite interesting indeed. Local politics is often a microcosm of how it works on the state and national level, so it is important to scrutinize the process. Last week, in an unprecedented political maneuver in which Democrats behaved like schoolyard children, the Democratic Central Committee PAC ousted one of its own (Bob Yapp, who is now running for mayor as an Independent) for openly criticizing the PAC.

 
Disclaimers R Us PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 24 July 2001 18:00
Last week’s cover story and editorial in the River Cities’ Reader regarding DavenportOne elicited a phone call from a Davenport city staff member who was concerned that commenting on DavenportOne’s first year in operation without disclosing certain facts relative to the Reader appears to be a conflict of interest for this paper.

 
DavenportOne: Front Group for Special Interests or the Economic Organziational Muscle We Need? PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Editorials
Tuesday, 17 July 2001 18:00
As readers can see, our cover story this week features the first anniversary of DavenportOne. While congratulations are definitely in order, it was somewhat shocking for me to note the enormous weight DavenportOne gave to the City of Davenport’s deal with Sentry Insurance as somehow being a feather in its own cap.

 
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