Three Blind Mice

Guest Editorial Now that Buragas is the 3rd rat to leave the ship (out of the 4 slated to run), let’s wish her goodbye with this ditty sung to the tune of Three Blind Mice. . Three Blind Mice Three Blind Mice See how they spend See how they spend . Planning and spending is […]

Supposedly Nonpartisan

By:  Diane Benjamin Municipal elections are by law nonpartisan.  The theory is party doesn’t matter, everyone wants to do what’s best for the City.  Ask those who voted against the wishes of voters if they did that when they voted for the Coliseum.  Ask the recent council members if taking $40 million+ more a year […]

Proof they are a team!

By:  Diane Benjamin Follow up to this story:   https://blnnews.com/2018/11/27/taris-candidates/ The below is posted on Jenn Carrillo’s Facebook page and copied to the Facebook page of at least one other candidate.  It proves Jenn, Jeff Crabill, Georgene Chissell, and Julie Emig are running as a team. Would these 4 solve problems or create more? They can’t […]

The budgeted BCPA loss and more

By:  Diane Benjamin I can see why the finance documents aren’t included in the packet on the Bloomington Council nights where the monthly recap is presented.  I’m sure it’s much more fun to claim everything is fine than show the proof.  See what was reported Monday night here:    http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=20321 When they talk about Sales Tax […]

Buragas proves council isn’t non-partisan

By:  Diane Benjamin The first day petitions for the City Council could be circulated was August 28th.  That’s almost 3 months ago.  Amelia Buragas finally decided on the final day that she wasn’t running again.  She probably notified Tari a few days ago which led to a frantic attempt to get signatures for a candidate […]

Bloomington Council last night

By:  Diane Benjamin Ward 8 wasn’t represented as Diana Hauman was absent.  Of course nobody mentioned why. The ISU kids showed up in Bloomington to support Tobacco 21 during public comment.  ISU has indoctrinated them well to believe government needs to “parent” the population for the good of the collective.  Sending your kids to college […]