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1950Brutus - Illlinois Dem leaders urge minimum wage hike - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
AND for every hour paid at the higher rate is 5 cents more in tax revenues. Doesn't sound like much but wouldn't you like to have a nickel for every additional 5 cents they get.
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Durbin, Quinn and Schakowsky are pushing the minimum wage increase as a payoff to their union buddies because as the minimum goes up the unions can use the increase to support increases for their members. And that way the unions will have more money to give to the democrats. The vicious money laundering cycle continues.
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Obama's, Reid, Pelosi's and Durbin's version of immigration reform isn't true reform but it is amnesty or as some like to call it, democrat voter registration. Unless and until the border is fully secured and the flow of illegal aliens is stopped, the madness will continue. Our inept government also needs to implement E-Verify in the workplace nationwide and any employer caught…
pjohnf - Back pay, OT pushes Illinois government’s ‘$100,000 club’ to 7,800 members - Quinc
Good grief how many Judges does it take to run the courts in Cook county? Must be a lot of crime and corruption in Cook county. Oh that's right, Cook county is run by corrupt progressive democrats so they need a lot of judges to adjudicate all the crime and corruption.
1950Brutus - Fast food workers vow civil disobedience - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
It seems it would be difficult to pay "disorderly conduct" fines when making minimum wage. Or maybe there is a government program for this?? Comparing this movement to the civil rights movement is laughable. If they want to be taken seriously they need to drop this.

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6 months, 2 weeks ago by Bob Gough

Mayor says moves were made to attempt to solve projected budget deficit

Quincy Journal has learned the City of Quincy has eliminated two administrative positions.

Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore confirmed the cuts this morning and issued a statement:

"The employees were notified that their positions were being eliminated and would not be included in the next budget. The absorption of the two positions was not due to the performance of the individuals, but a reflection that those duties could be handled by other positions within the city. The individuals have served the City of Quincy well and I am thankful for their service."  

Sources have told Quincy Journal the people who were let go were Jane Smith, administrative assistant at Central Services and Marty Wagner, project manager in Engineering/Utilities. The administration would not confirm the names. 

Moore said the moves were made after discussions with department heads on how the City could "reduce costs, streamline our structure and still provide uninterrupted service to our residents."

The City of Quincy now has 304 full-time employees, which is down from 312 employees when Moore took office in May.

Moore said this year's City budget started with a $1.8 million deficit. The budget was put together by the previous administration.

"This year’s budget proposed spending $31.8 million while only bringing in $30 million in revenues," Moore said. "That is not sustainable. My administration is currently working on preparing a budget that is balanced. This decision was just one step in that process."

The City's administration and City Council will be holding a budget retreat at the Town and County Inn and Suites on February 1 at 9:00 a.m. The public is invited.  


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