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1950Brutus - REBEL MEDIA: Bush v. Clinton...yawn - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I think Carl is on his last legs and will be gone - none too soon. As for Dick M - finding out why he got ousted falls in the category of looking a gift weasel in the mouth. I will take this opportunity to repeat my creed - there is no such thing as a wasted vote if you vote for what you believe in.
DaveVictor - Mayor Moore talks garbage...again - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
So, those of using private haulers, who have been subsidizing garbage pick up for years for those who chose to use stickers, now get to pay even more? This isn't going to end well for the Kyle administration.
Givemeliberty - REBEL MEDIA: Bush v. Clinton...yawn - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Been saying this for a couple years now, and I really heard about it last election cycle because I voted for Grimm instead of one of our two Chicago choices. Keep the faith, we're never gonna get a good candidate untill we start to peel off the "I voted for the lesser of two evils" cowards, and get them on our side. I always wondered why Dick Morris lost his job at FOX (as he should have)…
1950Brutus - \'Interview\' pulled after threat; U.S. says North Korea behind Sony hack - Quincy, IL News - Quincy
I decided to hold off prejudging the movie as "crap" but if I was betting money I would bet it is crap. Only thing that could save it "gratuitous nudity".
Givemeliberty - Mayor Moore talks garbage...again - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I have been thinking the same thing, is there a $1000 tax in the works for UPS, FedEx and DHL? Maybe the Federal Government should take a page out of this administrations play book and levy a tax on their competitors trucks. and I am with you on the list of customers, that seems to be serious overreach on the part of any government. The s**t storm of the city rejecting privatization just keeps…

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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

9 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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