Gift Cards, Green Top, and SLBB

By:  Diane Benjamin Bills and payroll for Bloomington Monday night: http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=20474 I wonder who taxpayers will be handing gift cards to: Green Top’s taxpayer 3 month subsidy: Celebrate!  Four more employees spiked their already high unaffordable pensions so they get an even more unaffordable retirement at your expense:       Agenda: http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=20488 Likely without discussion […]

Green Top – Tax deductible donations!

By:  Diane Benjamin Green Top sent an email out last week with another request for money.  This time they want tax-deductible donations. The email starts with this notice implying donations will go toward reaching their $400,000 goal: The email then goes on to explain why donations are tax-deductible: Obviously the goal of donations is to […]

Miscellaneous

By:  Diane Benjamin The concussion will be keeping me from writing much for at least a few days. Here’s a couple of things I couldn’t pass up: As of October 26th, Green Top isn’t close to raising $400,000: Yes they have only raised $141,800 of the needed $400,000. _____________________________ The Pantagraph again let a lawyer […]

What’s wrong with Bloomington?

By:  Diane Benjamin Everybody knows the streets aren’t being fixed.  Bloomington can’t even find money in the budget (that has skyrocketed under Tari Renner) to invest in infrastructure.   https://blnnews.com/2018/03/26/nice-pantagraph/ They will happily raise your taxes though to pay for a couple of roads.  Yesterday we learned there was a “disconnect” ordering tickets for the One […]

It about CONTROL!

By:  Diane Benjamin If my Internet hadn’t been down AGAIN for most of the day, I’d look up the video.  Maybe you remember Renner talking about downtown:  “We wouldn’t want a Jiffy Lube on the corner”. Did you elect a Mayor or god?  Who gave him a right to decide what goes where?  Maybe Jiffy […]