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supportu - Schoenakase on WTAD\'s Mary Griffith Show - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Jonathan who you claim was involved with the levee get your facts straight he had nothing to do with the levee. And the school was as a minor 30 years ago why don't you reveal your real name and let's see if you have any skeletons in your closet that you are hiding
LNeck2012 - Schoenakase on WTAD\'s Mary Griffith Show - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Obviously you weren't listening closely. I'm paraphrasing here, but when Mary brought up "what if there aren't enough people willing to volunteer," he replied with "then we can look at the budget and consider buying a shuttle to pick up people to take them to vote." He mentioned it, it just kind of got muddled in with the rest of his cockamamie ideas, or the ones he took word for word…
gothamtroll - Schoenakase on WTAD\'s Mary Griffith Show - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Jeffrey Scott was his born name. Brother of infamous James "Jimmy" Scott who compromised Mississippi levee in 1993. They set fire to Webster school in 1989. Other alias Jeffrey Schoenakase.
yesqcy - Schoenakase on WTAD\'s Mary Griffith Show - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Lets call him by his real name, Jeff Scott. Anyone remember hearing anything about a levee brake in West Quincy about 21 years ago? Why on earth would Jeff run for any office and keep dredging his and his families past up? I don't understand why he hasn't moved from the area,, country for that matter..
supportu - Schoenakase on WTAD\'s Mary Griffith Show - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I think that it was misquoted about getting people to the polling places. He never mentioned anything about purchasing a shuttle bus to transport people to vote. I believe he meant to find volunteers or people with their own cars who could possibly be reimbursed as they compensate those working the voting polls. Not one time did I hear anything mentioned about any type of taking county money to buy…

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What Mike Madigan won't say about education spending

3 months, 3 weeks ago Joshua Dwyer | Illinois Policy Institute

Several facts left unsaid during push for "millionaire's tax"

From Joshua Dwyer | Illinois Policy Institute:

When House Speaker Michael Madigan issued a press release about his new tax proposal last week – which levies a 3 percent surcharge on income over $1 million, which Madigan said will provide funding for schools – he highlighted the struggles of districts across the state to balance their books.

Unfortunately, he neglected to mention these real facts about Illinois education spending:

  • Other than in fiscal year 2009, when Illinois received more than $1 billion in K-12 federal stimulus funds, state spending on education has never been higher. State funding, which totaled $9.4 billion in fiscal year 2013, has grown 61 percent – in real terms – since 1993. Spending per student reached an all-time high of $11,842 in 2013 – a 13 percent increase – in real terms – since 1999.
  • A large share of new education funding is going toward pay nonteaching salaries. From 1999-2009, public school staff grew at more than twice the rate of the state’s student population – 27.8 percent versus 14.3 percent. Teaching staff grew at 1.5 times the student population, and administrative and other nonteaching staff grew 2.5 times faster than the student population.
  • The state’s lowest-performing schools have seen a real increase of 24 percent in funding over the last decade, but their performance has stagnated.

Madigan’s message is simple: more money for kids. It’s easy to sell and can be communicated in a single sound byte. But simple messages are simple for a reason – they often hide the facts and the analysis that shows the complete picture. In a state where politicians routinely mislead to get their way, Illinoisans deserve to know the whole story – not the one-sided version that is being sold to them to gain their support.

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