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pjohnf - BGA lawsuit aims to lift veil on IHSA finances - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Fine let's make the IHSA open their books and meetings to scrutiny but state government should not be allowed to control high school sports. Government screws up everything it touches and we don't need state government screwing up high school sports too.
XBgCty - Quincy School Board votes to raise lunch prices - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
How about if they get food stamps and a free lunch, the food stamp amount if lowered by what the free lunches cost. As that is double dipping. WHY should the taxpayers have to pay them twice of more for the same thing?
XBgCty - Quincy School Board votes to raise lunch prices - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
If you get more then you paid in, it is an ENTITLEMENT. As it is someone else's money. If you get a deduction, you get to keep more of YOUR money. Liberals think the money people earn belongs to the government or other people, so if you get to keep some of the money you earn, liberals view that as an entitlement. There in lies the problem with this country. If you earn the money and you get…
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These kids would do fine on rice, beans, PBJ and any number of CHEAP healthy foods that people have been getting by on for millennia. I know. My parents raised 6 and everyone of us was skinny, healthy, and had a full stomach every day. We were eligible for every program out there at the time, but my father would have none of it. We packed our lunches until the school system wouldn't allow it.…
CoolEdge - Quincy School Board votes to raise lunch prices - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
There should be no cheating of course, but this is one place where tax money goes directly to making it a little easier to raise kids. I'm for that. I'm for a subsidy/entitlement/credit whatever ... for families raising children, even if they have seemingly marginal need. Money for school lunches is a rather direct way of providing that, with no way to directly divert that money. I guess…

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Family law bills at odds in Illinois House

3 months, 3 weeks ago From sj-r.com

Lawmakers have a choice between an overhaul of Illinois' divorce law or a bill that would set a minimum amount of parenting time for non-custodial parents

State lawmakers have a choice this spring between a wide-reaching overhaul of Illinois' divorce law or a bill with the single aim of setting a minimum amount of parenting time for non-custodial parents.
One bill is a 196-page omnibus that changes dozens of provisions currently on the books. The other, more narrow bill, sets minimum parenting time standards for divorced parents.
Both bills are in amendment stage on the House floor, but it's uncertain when they'll move.
Rep. Kelly Burke, D-Evergreen Park, sponsored the omnibus that she said was drafted based on recommendations made by the Family Law Study Committee, created by a House joint resolution in 2008.
On the committee were legislators, attorneys and family advocacy group members.
“The committee was created to revamp the divorce act. They felt it was ready for an overhaul,” Burke said.
Equal time?
One area the committee agreed needed attention was how judges make custody and visitation decisions. Currently, the most typical court-ordered arrangement allows non-custodial parents every other weekend and one day each week with their kids.
An original version of Burke's House Bill 1452 was drafted to include the FLSC's recommendation stating equal parenting time between divorced parents was in a child's best interest.
According to that draft, if parents are not able to come up with their own parenting plan, the courts step in.
“The committee put (a minimum parenting time provision) in the original legislation as a presumption, and that presumption could be rebutted by different circumstances,” Burke said.
According to the original language, judges were to presume that allotting non-custodial parents at least 35 percent of parenting time in a week, or almost 60 hours, was in a child's best interest.
The 60-hour provision wasn't binding, but some parents' rights groups involved with drafting the legislation said it was an improvement over current law they could live with.



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