After her allocation of covid funds going overwhelmingly towards police when it wasn’t supposed to, who is the person to run against lightfoot and unite the city in 2023? A meta pawar is my pick personally he’s nothing short of a stellar laser focused problem solver that the city needs!
Sad to see Stone’s Cannabis monopoly in the Capitol city is expanding to a third westside location. Cannabis is sold at $10,750 a pound or $670 for an ounce of flower buds. We can’t know how much tax Springfield receives due to the super secrecy of not divulging how much revenue they are making. If Springfield had a Second unique provider we could know how much revenue the city is bring in. How is this kept out of audited city financial statements.
Selling one pound a day at $10,750 (a lot of it goes for more) is $4,000,000. We need more competition and openness in these operations which are in violation of federal law. SJ-R.com
Given the lines out the doors of the Cannabis shops I imagind the two locations sell a pound a hour. We are being taken and we need more dispensary owners. This is too concentrating of wealth and no one should own more than one retail establishment. I hope the general assembly will take corrective action and pass portions of Rep. Ammon’s Cannabis bill.
Check out the letter the city of Moline sent to WIU, it is on Moline’s Facebook page. Guess Moline is shopping for another University.
- Gruntled University Employee - Friday, Feb 19, 21 @ 8:36 am:
It’s a shame the Feds aren’t including cannabis decriminalization in the stimulus bill. If they decriminalized, took it off the Schedule 1 list and added a 1% federal sales tax I think it would meet the criteria for reconciliation.
Dear Sloppy, Mr. Stone is the son of a successful cardiologist. Mr. Stone has two stores operating in violation of federal law. No disclosures. He has fed enough from the public trough. There are others, like army veteran African Americans who would like a retail license and can’t get one. By opening these shops while it is federally illegal this give cash ready applicants an edge as bankers can’t really loan money to set up Cannabis shops. This is how the mafia is keeping minorities out of the lucrative market. It Stinks. One Retail license per individual please. Let us not forget the lessons of our past.
Dear Remember, the alcohol industry is set up the way the mafia ordered it set up in 1933. We need to institute a wholesale liquor tax and require liquor warehousemen disclose their gross revenue and cost of sales.
We do not tax and regulate alcohol sales in Illinois. Drinking and driving is legal. We subsidize alcohol sales with personal income taxes. These are facts. If you are over .04 BAC you are impaired.
With all the censuring going on in the GOP of members who are against Trump, I’m afraid they’re going to sink their party. So much for being against “cancel culture.” I’m libertarian leaning so I typically vote Republican but man that party is getting very top-down authoritarian.
- Essential State Employee - Friday, Feb 19, 21 @ 9:15 am:
=Is the snow melting anywhere?=
It finally has on major streets and snow routes in at least Springfield and Chatham. Including near the Capitol Complex.
Many of the side streets, and cul-de-sac and subdivision drives, are another story. Still a mess there. Hopefully after it finally gets above freezing later this weekend those streets can melt.
==Will county GOP voted last night to censure Adam Kinzinger.==
While I appreciate the update, isn’t that like when Dean Wormer putting the fraternity on double-secret probation? I also enjoy the GOP’s rantings on ‘cancel culture’ while they proceed to do just that.
== covid funds going overwhelmingly towards (Chicago) police when it wasn’t supposed to ==
Not sure that’s a factual statement. The feds made a large pool of funds available to municipalities to help reimbursement them for costs directly related to Covid — equipment, personnel, etc. Those aren’t block grant dollars that the city can now direct to new programs for things like affordable housing. If the city put up dollars to house homeless people when the pandemic first hit, they could recover those costs now, but lots of activists and aldermen in the Chicago media today seem to think that’s newly found money — don’t think that’s the case.
Is anywhere in the state actually following Pritzker’s recommendations to expand vaccine eligibility on Feb 25?
Every county I have looked at has said they don’t have enough vaccine to do that. And now some vaccine appts are getting canceled bc of weather-related vaccine distribution problems.
- Essential State Employee - Friday, Feb 19, 21 @ 9:34 am:
=Check out the letter the city of Moline sent to WIU, it is on Moline’s Facebook page. Guess Moline is shopping for another University.=
As an master’s alum at WIU I say let the QC campus go on their own or with another university. NWIU or UIQC has nice rings to it!
The growth of WIU-QC (in addition to 20 years of disinvestment in state higher ed especially during both Blago and the Rauner impasse) has adversely hurt both investment and enrollment on the main Macomb campus. Let WIU-QC go on their own or elsewhere and focus back on Macomb instead.
It’s really great to see the President be actively interested in scientific missions to Mars. It’s also really great to see that in order to watch television coverage, he left his office and watched it on television in a different part of the West Wing.
It’s such a quiet relief after four years of a horse running our hospital.
– I hope the general assembly will take corrective action and pass portions of Rep. Ammon’s Cannabis bill. –
The state showed their hand (initially) when they entirely struck the 5 plant homegrow for healthy law-abiding adults and then handed adult-use production and distribution to the organized “medical” monopoly companies. Illinois is (not by accident) motivated to keep prices as high as possible. It may not be the mafia but the greed and manipulation seems pretty obvious, so far.
Competition is great but absent a legal token homegrow option for healthy adult Illinoisans, it remains about the revenue opportunity.