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qfingers - Back pay, OT pushes Illinois government’s ‘$100,000 club’ to 7,800 members - Quinc
Of more interest to me are the 10 VA nurses making over $100,000 Wow....according to this the best-paid 10% made over $94,000 http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/registe... So how many VA nurses are there in total in the county?
qfingers - Fast food workers vow civil disobedience - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Why should ANY profession have a minimum anymore? Minimum wage, historically, was targeted at single-bread-winner families. Now that both spouses work in most cases the need for minimum wage is lessened due to that fact. You also don't need to pay teenagers a "living" wage.
Lincoln1858 - Schoenakase on WTAD\'s Mary Griffith Show - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I guess that it only makes sense that, in the great state of Illinois, where 4 of our last 7 governors have spent time (or are currently) in jail, that a CONVICTED felon could run for public office!
Quijote57 - Fast food workers vow civil disobedience - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I can see police officers or medical workers or other necessary workers getting $15/hr minimum, but fast-food workers? All they do is work to provide a luxury. Most of them could and/or should go get some vocational training in order to get a job that pays better, such as Cindy Enriquez mentioned in the article. If she really wants to be a police officer, then I am sure there are scholarships or loans…
qfingers - Quincy Police Blotter for July 28, 2014 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Ordinance violation so one of these and probably not the circus violation. So a bad check for example... 31.107 Cheating --- It shall be unlawful to obtain possession of any goods, property or thing of value by any false pretenses or by cheating or by fraud of any kind. 16.407 Cheating --- It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to cheat, short change, or otherwise defraud any person…

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Tesla Gets Missouri Break as House Lets Direct-Sales Ban Wither

2 months, 1 week ago bloomberg.com

Proposal would have required vehicles to be sold through dealerships only

From bloomberg.com:

Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) won’t be barred from selling its electric cars directly to Missouri customers after the state’s legislature adjourned without voting on a bill the company called a “sneak attack” on its business.

The current session concluded yesterday in Jefferson City without taking up a House bill that had passed Missouri’s Senate with no public comment or debate, Tesla said in an e-mailed statement. Language was added to the bill, dealing mainly with rules for all-terrain vehicles, to explicitly require consumers to buy vehicles only through franchise auto dealerships.

“The defeat of this anti-free market proposal is a victory for Missouri consumers and for the state’s economy,” Diarmuid O’Connell, Tesla’s vice president of business development, said in the statement.

The challenge in Missouri arose as Tesla appealed New Jersey’s March decision to ban direct auto sales by manufacturers and as it works to keep selling Model S sedans at its Massachusetts stores. While Texas and Arizona also bar direct sales of Teslas, the Palo Alto, California-based company worked out arrangements in Ohio and New York this year to keep selling in those states.

The company, now the largest auto employer in California, has one store in Missouri in University City, near St. Louis, where it also operates a service center. A second store in the state may be added in Kansas City, O’Connell said in a conference call this week.

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