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qcity05 - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
8 million dollars in over run cost is built into the 89 million. That was discussed at the meeting too. So, really it's 81 million. If it's under, it's under, but it won't go over. I disagree that the new schools won't last as long. Architects are committed to building quality structures, not like Ellington and Monroe which were designed to be temporary, both of which are almost…
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By your own logic, would a positive effect on the teachers not have a positive effect on the students? It's all cause and effect and Newton's 3rd law. I could quote and reference many sources which could then be rebutted by your own, I'll leave the Googling up to you, I have better ways to spend my time. Something we all seem to agree on is that there is an issue and the current structure…
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Perhaps UKWP is trying to equate military service with "on the teat" teaching jobs. Of course there are many big differences, especially for military that are deployed, which is part of the job. There are indeed many public school teachers that see their unionized, teaching monopoly, "part time" job as a public service that demands the same respect as our military. Not many retire with PTSD, or…
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how do i get a sign for my yard?
qfingers - REBEL MEDIA: So I have a sign in my yard - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
And you're making the opposite mistake....saying that each thing, when added together, becomes a total justification. That's not how you justify expenditures. You have to make the case for EACH item in it's own right. And you do that compared to what it would cost to fix it in place...assuming you do have to fix it...which apparently we don't...because it hasn't been done.…

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6 months, 1 week ago by Ben Yount, Illinois Watchdog

Illinois departments and agencies telling stories of doom and gloom should a “temporary” income tax actually be temporary

Doomsday preppers are getting busy at the Illinois Capitol.

The latest seeking shelter is the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, which foretells disaster unless state lawmakers make permanent the state’s 2011 “temporary” income tax increase.

Amy Martin, IHPA’s executive director, told lawmakers if the temporary tax is actually temporary, she’d have to slash her budget to “1986 levels” and close 10 of the state’s historic sites.

Martin doesn’t have a list of which of Illinois’ 56 historic sites would close, but there are plenty.

But here are a few places she can look:

  • The Washburn House in northern Illinois
  • The Postville Courthouse in central Illinois
  • The Carl Sandburg home in west central Illinois.

Why? Because none drew more than 2,000 visitors last year.

Then there are any of the 11 Illinois historic sites that didn’t raise a single dime in donations in 2013. Some of the sites don’t have donation boxes where visitors can drop a buck or two. Others raise cash as part of a broader complex.

But don’t worry, Illinois’ Abraham Lincoln sites are among the most popular — though not most profitable — historic sites in the state.

The state’s historic money-maker is the Dana Thomas Home in the capital city.

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library is the all-time historic site located in the state, but that’s not owned by the IHPA.

The IHPA, like just about every state agency under the control of Gov. Pat Quinn, has been part of a parade of doomsday budget presentations at the Capitol. All the agencies say if the state does not raise taxes next year, they will not be able to carry on.


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