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Move to Chicago odd

Coeur d’Alene Mines Chief Executive Officer Mitchell Krebs’ assertion that “Chicago is a global, pro-business city,” is an outdated opinion. Illinois is an anti-business state losing population, as is Chicago, because of anti-competitive taxes, both personal and corporate.

Although Coeur d’Alene Mines does not have operations in Illinois, the tax structure will make hiring and retention cost more than in more business-friendly locations.

John Corn

Ponderay, Idaho


 

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Editorial: Washington state lawmakers scramble to keep public in the dark

State lawmakers want to create a legislative loophole in Washington’s Public Records Act. While it’s nice to see Democrats and Republicans working together for once, it’s just too bad that their agreement is that the public is the enemy. As The Spokesman-Review’s Olympia reporter Jim Camden explained Feb. 22, lawmakers could vote on a bill today responding to a court order that the people of Washington are entitled to review legislative records.