Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Survey: Most small firms support health benefits for workers -

The Kansas City Star

Small businesses with fewer than 50 employees won’t be required to offer employee health insurance in 2014, the target date for the employee coverage aspect of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

But most of those who currently offer coverage as a voluntary employee benefit expect to continue, according to a survey released today by eHealthInsurance.

On the eve of arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court about the constitutionality of the health care law, the survey gave insight into the mood of the nation’s smallest employers, with or without the changes.

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Boone County to revisit purchase of squad cars

The nearly identical motion was voted down at last month’s meeting with only the amount being changed—last month it was $200,000.

2:30PM Apparently new written statements regarding the actual miles on the cars to be replaced has been submitted.  That information will be posted when I receive it (probably after tonight’s meeting.)

See the following for last month’s vote: or

14.1 Motion to approve purchase of (8) squad cars at a cost of $190,000.00, using Public Safety Sales Tax (not

The above is taken from tonight’s agenda of the Boone County Board.  Available on the internet at: 

The meeting starts at 6:30 PM tonight.

Also note that Loves Park has decided it is cheaper to lease see:

8:30 The vote was not even close—Only three “no votes”.  Below is some mileage and cost figures which the Sheriff supplied to the county board.  The maintenance costs are for the entire life of the vehicle.

Click on the photocopy to enlarge:

sheriff vehicles 3-21-2012 1

sheriff vehicles 3-21-2012 2

Questions from Board Members from prior month’s meeting.

sheriff vehicles 3-21-2012 3