This item got pulled from the consent agenda for discussion. Hales claimed Springfield exempted insurance companies from utility taxes. That doesn’t explain why State Farm is named but Country Financial isn’t. Both are in Bloomington and both are insurance companies.
Lets say Hales is right. Call the Brady bunch and change it! It’s still unfair to everybody else paying the tax.
By: Diane Benjamin
The rich get richer.
Rules and taxes are only for peons.
Everything citizens hate about their government is exemplified on Monday’s City Council Agenda.
It’s on the Consent Agenda, so unless an alderman pulls it for discussion, everybody will say it’s fine. See item 7K in the City Council Regular meeting packet: http://www.cityblm.org/index.aspx?page=242&parent=9534 Page 111
At first glance, it’s just Ameren doesn’t have to charge Utilities Taxes on government-owned property. Read closer:
Senior citizens on a fixed income are forced to pay. Single mothers are forced to pay. State Farm is shipping people to other states and endangering the local economy, but they get a pass.
Renner raised the utility taxes. This looks like State Farm is exempt not only from the increase, but ALL Utilities taxes. I wonder when their exemption started? Were they exempt from the beginning? Just because a lot of people work there? You have to pay higher taxes since State Farm doesn’t pay. Brilliant work.
If this makes you mad, you have a right to be.
How big was their last profit report?
Like a good neighbor . . . .we make you pay.