Steve Willson’s Analysis of MCCD Board President David Brandt’s Critique of Andrew Gasser’s Criticism

What a convoluted headline. As I was writing about my verification that the McHenry County Conservation District tax hike bill had been signed by Governor Pat Quinn, I predicted that there would be a rebuttal to MCCD Board President David … Continue reading

Pat Quinn Maintains His Tax Hiking Reputation

Appointed in 2009 when predecessor Rob Blagojevich was impeached, Governor Pat Quinn stood for election. Right after his only election, Quinn convinced losing Democrats to increase the state income tax by 67%. Lots of them got cushy state jobs. Now … Continue reading

Have You Missed the Articles on the Conservation District Tax Hike?

OK. ┬áThe holidays are over and it’s time to think about protecting your pocket book so you can pay Christmas bills now and in the future. This spring the McHenry County Conservation District sought permission to raise taxes from the … Continue reading

Reader Compares Althoff-Tryon Tax Hike Bill to Horse Race

Reader Susan’s mind is really occupied with Senate Bill 3341, the legislation successfully sponsored by State Senators Pam Althoff and Karen McConnaughay in the upper house and State Representative Mike Tryon in the lower house. Here is her comparison of … Continue reading

Conservation District Tax & Spending Facts

Commenter Susan has compiled some facts about McHenry County Conservation District over the last ten years. She originally posted them under State Senator Pam Althoff’s defense of her and State Rep. Mike Tryon’s Senate Bill 3341 to allow MCCD to … Continue reading

Interpreting Althoff’s Defense of Senate Bill 3341 Authorizing Non-Referendum Bonds

In a comment under Pam Althoff’s defense of the bill to allow the McHenry County Conservation District to borrow money without referendum approve, bond analyst Steve Willson, a resident of Lakewood, offers the following glossary. He calls it a “Voters’ … Continue reading