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CoolEdge - REBEL MEDIA: You\'re a grand old flag - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Were you there after Katrina or some other hurricane? That was a rather unique situation, and many of those billions got poured into the wrong pockets. (and any comparison to the war and famine of Somalia is absurd) That is the problem with throwing ever more billions into education or welfare or any top down political solution. There are always many lined up for political payback, and another…
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Just because it's going to be hard to get done doesn't mean it shouldn't be attempted. Anything worth doing is going to be hard. The politicians need to stop worrying about their political futures and concentrate on doing what's right for Illinois and its citizens. Illinois politicians need to take care of the tax payers and quit kowtowing to government sector unions.
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Governments or Governors don't create jobs, they can only create an atmosphere for private sector job growth. That means a low tax rate for businesses and less onerous regulations for businesses. The one good thing I saw was a decline in government jobs which is good thing. The unemployment rate is a bogus number as it doesn't truly reflect how many people are really working. What we need…
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thanks for the link Not sure why it doesn't come right up with Google. I have to put "qteaparty.com " in for Google to bring it up. Just Qteaparty works for Bing, or even "quincy tea party". Anyway, maybe everyone here can do the search on Google, so the name will start coming up more easily on Google. I'll make it to a meeting one day ... looks like you've had good speakers, but…
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If you really think about it, the government must want it this way, otherwise, they would try to change it. Anyway, if you read the comment section of eaglebeaky's post, and mine, you'll see there is much disagreement on how the numbers and stats are figured.

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4 weeks, 1 day ago metroindependent.com

Tickets connected to state funding and enforcement details are still allowed

From metroindependent.com:

When Governor Pat Quinn signed into law Senate Bill 3411 on Sunday, June 15, he touted it as part of his agenda to maintain integrity in local government. State Representative Jay Hoffman, of Swansea, said the new law eliminates arbitrary quotas.

“Arbitrary quotas on the number of tickets that have to be issued by police officers undermines the public trust in the police departments’ priorities,” Hoffman said in a press release issued by the governor’s office. “By eliminating these quotas, we can restore that trust and ensure that police officers are free to do their job protecting the public.”

The law, which goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2015, does eliminate quotas during the daily operations of most police agencies in the state. It does not eliminate all quotas, however.

Amendment two, introduced by Senator Andy Manar, of Bunker Hill, seems to allow quotas if they are tied to certain funding and used in traffic enforcement programs.

“This prohibition shall not affect the conditions of any federal or State grants or funds awarded… and used to fund traffic enforcement programs,” the law reads.

If ticket quotas are put in place, it appears they cannot be used to evaluate officers. The impacted law enforcement agencies cannot “compare the number of citations issued by the law enforcement officer to the number of citations issued by any other law enforcement officer who has similar job duties.”

Under the new law, state, local, county and conservation police (university and college police are not included in the law) are allowed to set a minimum number of contacts an officer must make during a certain period of time.

A point of contact is defined as “any quantifiable contact made in the furtherance of the [police officer's] duties, including, but not limited to, the number of traffic stops completed, arrests, written warnings, and crime prevention measures.”

The law also states “points of contact shall not include either the issuance of citations or the number of citations issued by a [police officer]."

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