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UrKidsWillPay - Child shot and killed in Quincy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Actually, it does make a huge difference. Every study that you can find on the subject of single parent children shows enormous correlation between that status and criminality of the child, incarceration, poor academic peformance, being a victim of crime, living in poverty and in general having a much crappier life. I know all the "if it feels good do it crowd" will be uncomfortable with this but…
Bob6140 - Child shot and killed in Quincy - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
It doesn't. That is my point! Yet somehow, some must jump immediately to the conclusion that it was drugs or bad parenting that contributed. Why is that? I think it's much more feasible that this was the result of a meaningless argument with another kid. Blame the shooter, not the victim. And simply stating that racism is alive and well in this town is not racist.
UrKidsWillPay - Tom Schweich spokesman Spence Jackson found dead - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
No it really isn't appropriate. He is either dead or he isn't. If they had multiple sources confirm he is dead there is no need for the apparent. The coroner announcement or police announcement doesn't make the person dead. Lack of breathing is what makes them dead. Millions of people die each year in the US and nearly all of them are dead without coroner or the police ever seeing them…
qfingers - Tom Schweich spokesman Spence Jackson found dead - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Yes..."apparent" is ppropriate....article says "multiple sources" and not any official announcement from the coroner who is the one that issues the death certificate. Would take the police announcing it too as "official".
quincymike - New jail or no new jail? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
#1. The sales tax increase is the easy way, correct? I do not think so! Take one look at Cook County and Chicago and look whats happening to their sales tax game. Your local business melts away. Even a little bit decreases the anticipated revenue flow. #2. When I hear comments like "if revenue from the sales tax does not pay the bonds completly then I guess we will have to take it out of the general…

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The Main Street Growth & Opportunity Coalition has announced its launch in Missouri.

The Coalition is an alliance of businesses, local trade associations and individuals in Missouri who are concerned about Washington’s failure to pass a common sense, pro-growth agenda for America. 

“Every time Congress plays political games and creates uncertainty in the economy, businesses suffer,” said Dan Shaul, State Director of the Missouri Grocers Association and a member of the coalition. “It’s time for Congress to listen to their constituents and start making progress by passing pro-growth policies.” 

The coalition’s pro-growth agenda will focus on four issues Washington lawmakers have ignored for too long: tax reform, opening new markets to U.S. products, fiscal responsibility and immigration reform. The group will educate lawmakers and Missourians about the economic benefits of these policies and illustrate the consequences of continued inaction.  

“Reforming the tax code will help businesses have the confidence to invest in ways that will make the economy grow again,” said Ray McCarty, president of the Associated Industries of Missouri “And with so many businesses trying to decrease overhead costs, tax reform can’t come soon enough.”

“Missouri businesses are being held down by taxes that are too high and too complex. Instead of updating the business tax code to be flatter, fairer and simpler, Congress has long decided to do nothing,” Shaul argued. “In addition to tax reform, America’s small businesses deserve more opportunities to compete against not only domestic companies, but foreign companies as well. Increasing exports of U.S. goods and services to new markets would provide a major boost to our economy.”

 


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