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MountainMan - One year after concealed carry, Chicago homicide rate plunges - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Not only can you open carry long guns in Houston and Dallas but in the next session of the Texas legislature they will be taking up open carry of hand guns, and it sounds like they have a very good shot at it.
MountainMan - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Respectfully I feel like we are beating a dead horse here, I just assumed a consensual search was implied as ok without a warrant. I think we are both right on the Miranda Rights with the exception of having Nothing to do with being arrested. I won't get into the nitty gritty but anyone interested can look here. http://www.mirandarights.org/postarrestquestionin...
WarCry - One year after concealed carry, Chicago homicide rate plunges - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Pretty much everything said here. Concealed carry has NOT been implemented for a year. The law was PASSED in July 2013, but the first training didn't start until Oct of 2013, and the first permits didn't come off the presses until something like mid-February of 2014. And that was about 5,000 permits scattered all throughout the state. That was the "look, we're really doing something!"…
pjohnf - One year after concealed carry, Chicago homicide rate plunges - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Admittedly there are many variables that cause or don't cause crime in Chicago but the fact remains that shootings didn't get worse with C & C and shootings by legal gun owners didn't go through the roof because of it. It's impossible to prove crimes that weren't committed because of C & C but it sure is a amazing coincidence that crime went down with implementation of C &…
UrKidsWillPay - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Seatbelt enforcement is not unconstitutional as has been proven many times over in the courts. You have no constitutional right to drive a motor vehicle on the public roads of any state in the US. Your use of the roads is conditional on your obeying any law the state you are in puts in place whether you like those laws or not. If MO decides you can only drive GM cars in their state then thats what…

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Health insurance expenses for City Council members tops $100,000; Cell phone bills also running in the red

With about six weeks remaining in the current fiscal year, the 14 people who vote on the City's budget are seeing their own budgets run in the red. 

At tonight's Quincy City Council meeting, aldermen will hear a third reading and presumably vote on moving $4,000 from the City's General Fund into their own budget to cover increases in health insurance. 

The budget for health insurance for those aldermen who use it is $97,585, so tonight's action will push the expense over the $100,000 mark and next year's insurance line item will be more than $100,000. 

Aldermen are also running over budget on their cell phone budgets. The administration has had to add nearly $3,000 to the budget to cover their cell phone bills. The communications budget for the current fiscal year is $7,000 and that expense is now at about $9,900.

Aldermen are paid $100 per meeting and meet 53 times a year. The budget for aldermanic salaries is $75,500. 

The overall City Council budget is $236,688, which includes $25,200 in a generic "miscellaneous" line item. 

 


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