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A Taxing Question PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 29 January 2002 18:00
Local business and political leaders fear that to gain a few thousandths of one percent of the state’s budget, Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack is threatening the economic balance of the Quad Cities. As part of his budget proposal two weeks ago, Vilsack announced a tax-policy change that could hamper efforts to attract businesses and workers to the Iowa Quad Cities.

 
The Destruction of Marycrest PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 22 January 2002 18:00
As an undergraduate in the mid-1980s at what was then Marycrest College, I was given the basic foundation of a liberal-arts education. I had learned logic, ethics, morals, and, on a good day, something about computers.

 
Can Grocers Crush the Bottle Bill? PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 08 January 2002 18:00
When the Iowa legislature convenes next week, it should expect a new round of lobbying from the state’s grocers to repeal the state’s “Bottle Bill” – the recycling/litter-control law that requires a five-cent deposit on containers for beer, soda, wine, and other beverages.

 
Two Steps Forward … PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 25 December 2001 18:00
If 2001 is, in America, the Year That Changed Everything, the same label might apply to the past 12 months in the Quad Cities, but for much different reasons. Rightly, one day in 2001 casts a massive shadow over the other 364.

 
County Jail Plans Becoming Clearer, but Major Questions Remain PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 18 December 2001 18:00
When Scott County studied the issue of a new jail five years ago, most of the people on the project worked in the criminal-justice system and knew the problems of the jail and its annex intimately. That turned out to be a problem.

 
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