Daily (more or less) commentary on news and events in Carbondale and the Southern Illinois region, with occasional excursions to other locales.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Sat in on the Mike Bost meeting discussing tax cuts/reform at the Civic Center this afternoon. Was rather surprised at how many of the businesses attending saying the cuts had helped their business, given that we really haven't seen them implemented yet. Infrastructure investment was a major topic as well. A couple of bankers asked about the tax benefits credit unions get compared to traditional banks and I asked if there were any plans to address the exemption online retailers get from collecting sales taxes if they did not have a physical location in the state. A couple of forlorn looking protesters stood outside the Civic Center as I left.