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Approve TIF Funds for WJU

May 21, 2013

While clearing away dilapidated buildings may be clearing the way to move forward, real progress in downtown Wheeling has been scarce during the past few years....

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Ragnar

May-21-13 6:31 AM

WVNCC/WJU are not PITT or UPMC. They do not bring thousands of high paying professional jobs like UPMC and they do not make multi-million dollar payments in lieu of property taxes.

No tax money should be spent to pay for projects that will benefit tax-exempt organizations.

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Hefner

May-21-13 8:43 AM

When a local newspaper endorses the local government's disregard for our Constitution, the voice and conscience of the community has been lost. Will you turn a blind eye when people are dragged from their homes and shipped off to work camps? Apparently so!

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richardwhee

May-21-13 1:35 PM

They want to expand! They want to move! Then let them pay for it. Not we tax payers. They are getting away with too much now. Tax exempt on profits- tax exempt on property. It's a wonder that those who work there don't try to get tax exempt pay.

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atoddh

May-22-13 12:21 AM

The TIF concept is intended to increase property taxes in the long term.Is TIF available to private operators?

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atoddh

May-22-13 12:24 AM

The Editor does point out correctly nothing has happened Downtown: despite the tens of millions invested in "job creation" through tourism.This was the plan Byrd funded.

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