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qfingers - Unemployment down in Quincy, Adams Co - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
And the bad news is the total # of jobs in Illinois decreased too!!! Did our population decrease with it? Employment -- Apr -- 6111.6 Employment -- May -- 6104.2 -- a loss of 7,400 jobs Unemployed -- Apr -- 391.2 Unemployed -- May -- 390.7 -- 500 fewer unemployed. So 7,400 jobs gone but fewer collection unemployment? Illinois is on a consistent downward job trend since Nov 2014. Good news is government…
UrKidsWillPay - Updated NASA Data: Global Warming Not Causing Any Polar Ice Retreat - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJourna
Satellite Data is extrapolated based on well known and mathmatically quantifiable conversion formulas not some random application of guesses and adjustments done to surface temps which, against all statistical odds, happens overwhelming in one direction.
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I tell them I wired the money and then give them a fake number to claim it. Then when they contact me, I tell them I turned two numbers around and give them another fake number. Love jacking with them. Sent one into a strip club in London to collect the money I owed him since I would was in town and would be there.
Expatriate - Updated NASA Data: Global Warming Not Causing Any Polar Ice Retreat - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJourna
So would you agree that Taylor's article is misleading? While you reserve judgment on whether total polar ice has reduced for the perfectly valid reason that you want modeling to be better verified, he looks only at 2D polar ice extent and tells readers that Global Warming Not Causing Any Polar Ice Retreat. He knows full well that ice extent is not the full story. (And he probably knows full well…
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Five-year plan would allow the state to pay off its $5.4 billion of unpaid bills

From herald-review.com:

Chicago's Civic Federation has proposed a reasonable and balanced approach to extract Illinois from its current financial mess.

The problem is trusting the current state government to do anything that's reasonable and balanced.

The federation unveiled a five-year plan this week that would allow the state to pay off its $5.4 billion backlog of unpaid bills and would also avoid extreme budget cuts.

The plan calls for extending the temporary income taxes that are scheduled to expire at the end of this year for one year and then eliminating those taxes over the next four years. In addition the plan calls for taxing retirement income. Illinois is one of three states that exempts pension income from income taxes and one of 27 states that doesn't tax Social Security income.

Coupled with the pension reform proposal approved by the legislature, the Federation's plan ``would finally allow the state to move beyond what has become a perpetual fiscal crisis,'' Civic President Laurence Msall said.

The expiration of the lame duck tax rates at the end of this year will cause the state to lose more than $1.7 billion in tax revenues next year and more than $4 billion in fiscal year 2016. Gov. Pat Quinn has yet to unveil his plan for the taxes, although most expect the issue won't be addressed until after the November elections.

The tax issue is sure to be controversial and taxing the income of retirees will not be an easy sell.

The Federation should be applauded for putting forth a well-reasoned plan.

But the plan ignores this reality: Taxpayers have no reason to trust state government.

For example, when the lame duck tax increases were pushed through in 2011, Democratic leaders promised that the money would be used to pay off the backlog of bills and that pension reform would be addressed. Pension reform was delayed for nearly three years and while the backlog of bills has been reduced, it is far from eliminated.

Instead, we see a myriad of examples where state money has simply been wasted – the latest being Gov. Pat Quinn's questionable spending of $55 million to reduce violence in Chicago neighborhoods. In numerous ways, the state has used taxpayer money to continue its free-spending ways.

The Federation plan – at its most basic – is asking taxpayers to bail out state government for poor management in the past.

The issue boils down to a simple question: Given the state's track record, why should taxpayers trust our state government to use hard-earned taxpayer dollars wisely?

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