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Stupid_Dems - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I'll be happy to support new schools just as soon as the teachers boot the union and the state drops their requirement for prevailing wage. I'll even support a tax increase if that happens because then I'll know it's for the kids!
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"aimed at long-term solutions." I interpret this to mean this will be a job for the next gov. How about something in place before you hire ANYBODY.
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I'm kind of curious, how often do people show up on these blotter posts two days in a row? (Is it really that much fun in the good ol' ACJ? I doubt it.)
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I realize that this is kinda off-topic here (since it isn't about the current QND squad)... but according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, Jack Cornell had a tryout with the New York Giants yesterday. :-) http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/10/21/g...
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Should be easy enough to look at prior projects done by these architects and see if they've been on budget and on time.

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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

7 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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