Four B’s and an R (Gas Tax)

By:  Diane Benjamin Dan Brady, Bill Brady, Jason Barickman, Tom Bennett, and Chapin Rose I bet the gas prices are killing your budget.  Lawmakers never understand you have to cut your budget in other places to pay their tax increases.  You have less money to spend, therefore tax revenue, like sales tax, will decrease.  You […]

Why IDOT wants bike lanes on Rt 9

By:  Diane Benjamin A lawyer friend/reader sent me a copy of the Illinois State Bar Association email newsletter.  This story was in it: https://www.illinoislawyernow.com/2019/07/new-illinois-transportation-budget-to-benefit-illinois-bicyclists/ July 1, 2019 is a notable day in the history of transportation in Illinois. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law a bill that puts $45 billion towards state construction projects. Within […]

At least Bloomington is honest now

By:  Diane Benjamin I think Tari mentioned Mboka would be conducting Monday’s meeting, maybe he extended his taxpayer funded trip to Hawaii. Unless something gets pulled from the consent agenda, the meeting will be really short.  As of now nothing is mentioned under “Regular Agenda”. There is an interesting item on the Consent Agenda:  Using […]