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ONCEMORE1 - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
And the condescending and belittling remarks continue.......
ONCEMORE1 - Illinois General Assembly exempts itself from spending cuts, appropriations process - Quincy, IL New
Smart-ass comments aside, what would you expect from the Dimmokrat legislature in Illinois?
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Don't ya think you're whipping this one to death, trying to outdo each other? Give it a rest, people!
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First of all, I never called you ignorant. I said your comment was ignorant.
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They didn't get arrested because they had working licence plate lights, maybe you're on to something.....

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Mo. Lawmakers pass bill limiting jobless benefits

4 months, 3 weeks ago businessweek.com

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

From businessweek.com:

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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