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pjohnf - BGA lawsuit aims to lift veil on IHSA finances - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Fine let's make the IHSA open their books and meetings to scrutiny but state government should not be allowed to control high school sports. Government screws up everything it touches and we don't need state government screwing up high school sports too.
XBgCty - Quincy School Board votes to raise lunch prices - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
How about if they get food stamps and a free lunch, the food stamp amount if lowered by what the free lunches cost. As that is double dipping. WHY should the taxpayers have to pay them twice of more for the same thing?
XBgCty - Quincy School Board votes to raise lunch prices - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
If you get more then you paid in, it is an ENTITLEMENT. As it is someone else's money. If you get a deduction, you get to keep more of YOUR money. Liberals think the money people earn belongs to the government or other people, so if you get to keep some of the money you earn, liberals view that as an entitlement. There in lies the problem with this country. If you earn the money and you get…
AYHSMB - Quincy School Board votes to raise lunch prices - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
These kids would do fine on rice, beans, PBJ and any number of CHEAP healthy foods that people have been getting by on for millennia. I know. My parents raised 6 and everyone of us was skinny, healthy, and had a full stomach every day. We were eligible for every program out there at the time, but my father would have none of it. We packed our lunches until the school system wouldn't allow it.…
CoolEdge - Quincy School Board votes to raise lunch prices - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
There should be no cheating of course, but this is one place where tax money goes directly to making it a little easier to raise kids. I'm for that. I'm for a subsidy/entitlement/credit whatever ... for families raising children, even if they have seemingly marginal need. Money for school lunches is a rather direct way of providing that, with no way to directly divert that money. I guess…

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Legal challenge to Ameren power line in appellate court

2 months, 1 week ago Tim Landis, The State Journal-Register

Line would carry electricity from the Illinois border near Quincy to the Indiana border near Terre Haute

From Tim Landis, The State Journal-Register:
A state appeals court has consolidated eight legal challenges to the planned route for a high-voltage Ameren transmission line that would carry power across central Illinois.
At issue is a request by attorneys for property owners across the region that the Illinois Commerce Commission reconsider the route for the Illinois Rivers Project.
In two separate rulings, the ICC approved Ameren Transmission Co. of Illinois plans for a nearly 400-mile, 345,000-volt transmission line that would carry electricity from the Illinois border near Quincy to the Indiana border near Terre Haute.
A section of the line from Meredosia in Morgan County to Pana in Christian County would pass near Pawnee, just southeast of Springfield.
The $1 billion transmission line is needed to improve reliability to meet long-term power demand, according to Ameren Transmission.
More than 400 public comments on the proposed route were filed at the ICC. Opponents argued the high-voltage line — power lines typically range from 138,000 to 345,000 volts — would hurt property values, interfere with farming and create environmental hazards.
Springfield attorney Edward McNamara, who represents the Morgan, Sangamon and Scott Counties Land Preservation Group, said a route favored by opponents would be shorter and less expensive than the route the ICC approved.
Following an existing power line corridor, according to opponents, would be 18 miles shorter and would save approximately $36.8 million. However, the ICC concluded the route as approved would be least expensive when “all costs and benefits are taken into account.”
The ICC agreed to rehear the case but stood by its original decision with slight changes in February. The case then went to the appellate court. An attorney for the ICC asked last week that the commission have until July 18 to update the legal record based on the sheer volume of documents.
“There are 2,713 separate electronic items on the commission e-docket,” said special assistant attorney general James Weging. “Some of the items may be one page long, and others may run a couple of hundred pages.”
The Illinois Rivers power line would be part of a larger Midwest network that would carry electricity from wind farms in the West. Consumers in states crossed by the transmission line, including Illinois, would share the cost.
Ameren Transmission spokesman Leigh Morris said the company has continued design work, as well as easement and property acquisition, pending the outcome of the court case.

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