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(Quad City Times)   Des Moines to take franchise fee to Supreme Court. Coming soon: a Des Moines near you   (qctimes.com) divider line 8
    More: Unlikely, Des Moines, Iowa Supreme Court, Iowa Legislature, fees  
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1349 clicks; posted to Politics » on 22 Jun 2012 at 12:36 PM (3 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-06-22 09:26:02 AM  
Silly Des Moines. I'm a citizen of my local Mr. Lee's Greater Hong Kong franchisee.

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2012-06-22 01:38:25 PM  

RexTalionis: Silly Des Moines. I'm a citizen of my local Mr. Lee's Greater Hong Kong franchisee.

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Wow, GIS for "Mr Lee's Greater Hong Kong" returns some weird stuff, even on safesearch. Furries, ribbed for her pleasure Klingon condoms, some Obama thing, "THIS IS SBARRO!", and occassional nudity.
 
2012-06-22 02:36:00 PM  
everyone should have their own Des Moines
 
2012-06-22 04:14:53 PM  
www.wearysloth.com
 
2012-06-22 05:26:59 PM  
Quick recap for those who don't know what's going on: Des Moines collected a tax on utility bills to pay for its workers to maintain easements and rights-of-way for utilities. When the economy tanked, they started raising the tax (from 1% up to 5%) and dumping the money into the general fund. A citizen sued, and the Iowa Supreme Court ordered the city to pay back about $9M per year that the higher rates were paid, to approximately 100,000 citizens. So most people are looking at a couple hundred dollar refund check coming back from the city, if this case ever ends. Instead, the city is now trying to run it up all the way to SCOTUS, trying to get out of it.
 
2012-06-22 09:07:06 PM  
Fun fact: Des Moines is french for "The Moines"
 
2012-06-22 09:57:57 PM  
So, anyone remember Babe's Pizza?
 
2012-06-22 10:38:35 PM  
Go down two blocks, take a right at the Starbucks, then a left at the Des Moines, pass two more Starbucks and three more Des Moines, and then you're there.
 
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