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By:  Diane Benjamin It should come as no surprise by now the Title of this story is how much Connect Transit lost in just the month of April. Let that sink in for a minute. Source:   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1w_NfO02u72tKHxv6ZdTJY8wbMLepDP7J/view April had 30 days.  That means the empty buses were burning $29,973 in tax dollars EVERY DAY in […]

Kudos Jim Fruin

By:  Diane Benjamin Alderman Jim Fruin is NOT letting the gold-plated City health insurance issue drop! Normally alderman wring their hands over some injustice and the issue is never addressed again.  Jim is dogging the City to address the health insurance issue without a need for expensive consultants. He even suggested the Mayor ask, during […]

Gold plated government

By:  Diane Benjamin Some months ago a presentation at a Bloomington City Council meeting talked about the ObamaCare Luxury Tax and how the City might be hit with HIGH penalties.  Some of the aldermen had never heard of it. From this link:  money.cnn.com/2015/12/18/news/economy/obamacare-cadillac-tax/ The tax has been delayed because people subject to the tax have […]

Jim Fruin: Compare Benefits

By:  Diane Benjamin At last Monday’s council meeting the City looked at changing health insurance benefits for employees.  Alderman Jim Fruin mentioned the City coverage should be compared to the private sector to see if City benefits are “gold-plated”. The plan for just my husband and myself (through his employer) changed as of July 1st.  […]

Health Insur: Gov vrs US

By:  Diane Benjamin Tonight the Bloomington City Council will consider changing providers for Employee Health Insurance.  It could save A LOT of money: Under Obamacare, employers with “Gold plated” insurance were supposed to pay significant penalties.  Enactment of that provision got delayed after the people receiving it threw a fit at possibly paying more or […]