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DaveVictor - Iowa company pitches Newcomb development proposal - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Maybe Duesterhaus could man the corporate headquarters of the Mississippi River Number 21 Hydropower Company in the ones the city pays rent on.
ONCEMORE1 - Iowa company pitches Newcomb development proposal - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Damn, I like where Ego is going with this!
1950Brutus - IHSA to skip hearing after being denied chance to speak - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Since court action has already been filed, I think the government should butt out now and wait for the court decision. As is now the situation seems ripe for some major "grandstanding" by both sides as both try to attain the higher "moral" ground. I will be keeping a barf bag handy.
ursadailynews - REBEL MEDIA: If Gov. Quinn put an Olive Garden in Quincy, would he win Adams County? - Quincy, IL Ne
I have a hard time believing Quinn would sacrifice the "Italians and people who like Italian food" vote this close to an election.
qfingers - Practice of end-of-career teacher salary bumps being scrutinized - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.c
And to boot that idea assumes the master's degree somehow makes them "better" teachers. I really have to wonder if that is supported by any facts at all. It's teacher attitude that helps drive student performance...not teacher aptitude. If I look back on my favorite teachers (that I think taught me the most) not a one had a master's degree. Ellington 6th grade Ms Fletcher -- stern but…

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Amount of time to claim benefits would depend on how many were looking for work

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The amount of time Missouri workers could claim unemployment benefits after losing a job would depend upon how many others also are looking for work, according to a measure given final legislative approval Wednesday.

Missouri residents currently can collect unemployment benefits for up to 20 weeks. Under the legislation, jobless benefits could be claimed for 20 weeks only when the state's average unemployment rate is at least 9 percent. The maximum duration of jobless benefits would decrease one week for each one-half percentage point drop in the unemployment rate, and bottom out at 13 weeks when the state's jobless rate is less than 6 percent.

The bill could make Missouri's jobless benefits timespan one of the shortest in the nation. Florida and North Carolina both have linked the duration of jobless benefits to the unemployment rate with the potential for their payments to halt after 12 weeks.

Missouri Rep. Jay Barnes said the measure brings more rationality to Missouri's unemployment system.

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