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qfingers - Quincy School Board proposes $33.63 tax levy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Not really directed at you....probably should have made it a separate post. I'll take an explanation of the aggregate or the budget mismatch from anyone :-)
ONCEMORE1 - Quincy School Board proposes $33.63 tax levy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Ha! Good One!!
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I only need to do one thing to get ready for 8 more years of Clintons. Buy a new oven - I am no longer nimble enough to get my head in the one I have now. But I agree that I don't want Christy on the ticket either.
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Good to hear. Talk about a waste of space, Mann needed to go. Maybe a couple others on that list will be voted off.
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This is a 3.46% increase in the levy. Given they had a $600,000 decrease in the budget...and a 6.8% increase in tuition and fees...and a 4% projected decrease in hours (the increase in tuition should make up for this plus paying instructors less)....I don't quite see how the levy increases...can't seem to find the JWCC budget

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Illinois still has secret collective bargaining: Bill fails to get to floor

Illinois still has secret collective bargaining: Bill fails to get to floor

8 months ago Illinois Policy Institute

From Illinois Policy Institute:

In Illinois, elected officials and government unions negotiate their contracts completely hidden from the eyes of taxpayers. This means taxpayers end up paying for increases in government workers’ salaries, benefits and other expenses – but aren’t even allowed to see what they’re paying for until it’s too late.

Unfortunately, about two weeks ago a bill aimed at shining a minimal amount light on these negotiations (House Bill 4268) failed to reach the floor. The bill would have allowed the public to see a contract posted online for 14 days and voice their opinion in a public forum once negotiations were complete.

The bill was debated in the Government Administration Committee, which ultimately failed to move it to the floor after it was voted down, 8-12. Click here for committee vote results. Letting the public know where their money is going – before it’s signed into law – is the least lawmakers can do.

Other states provide taxpayers with much more transparency. Illinois is one of only 11 states that still have completely secret collective bargaining.

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@reneehulshof @MissouriTimes The gentleman from Peoria with family in Northeast Missouri also made it when he was a freshman, I believe.