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GuyFawkes10 - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I agree on that and made no claims otherwise. I didn't mention in a car, you are. If there is a seat belt check and see I have it on, why do they need to see my ID? Probably because it's more than a seatbelt check in reality. Kind of like the dog that "hits" on a car that has no drugs in it can be used to search the car.
RESTORE_174 - Over 550 participate in Galesburg teachers strike - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
To follow the efforts of Galesburg community members of RESTORE 174, who are trying to get the Galesburg District 205 calendar back to 176 attendance days, please visit www.restore174.com.
UJacks1 - Illinois General Assembly exempts itself from spending cuts, appropriations process - Quincy, IL New
Do you expect the voters to make a difference? I don't. Can those actually paying taxes simply move out of Illinois? Where would these hypocrites get their pay checks then? Once the taxpayers are gone, the over taxed businesses would follow, they couldn't get tax breaks, only thing left in IL is the politician, the overworked gov't worker, and the subsidized IL resident!
XBgCty - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
This is scary WarCry, you and I on the same side on a number of things lately. ;-)
XBgCty - QPD nabs 66 in latest STEP detail - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The police operate under the constitution. They know what those are, they deal with it day in and day out. They are kept abreast of court rulings one-way or the other. If you feel they acted unconstitutionally on the street, that is adjudicated in a court room in front of a judge, NOT on the street. You do not get to decide on the street what is constitutional or not. The police know what is and what…

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Missouri Congressmen support updates on WRRDA

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The bill authorizes the key missions of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, including flood prevention and navigation projects

U.S. Representatives Sam Graves (MO-06) and Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) today applaud House passage of the bicameral, bipartisan agreement to the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA).  Signifying major legislation to update our nation’s water infrastructure, the bill authorizes the key missions of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, including flood prevention and navigation projects.

After the House originally passed WRRDA on October 23, 2013, a conference committee consisting of Republicans and Democrats from both the House and Senate was convened to reconcile differences between the two versions of the water resources legislation.  

Congressman Graves was named to the bicameral conference committee by Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) after being recommended by House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA).  Last week, House and Senate conferees reached agreement on a final measure, which must be approved by both Houses of Congress in order to send the bill to the President to be signed into law.  The Senate is expected to vote later this week.

“Having efficient water infrastructure is critical to a healthy economy.  Passing WRRDA means jobs, trade, competitiveness, and economic development for Missouri and America.  Missouri is an agriculture state, and our goods are moved all over the world right through the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers,” said Congressman Graves.  “One of the key concerns I heard at our field hearing last year in St. Joseph was with the way the Corps currently acquires land, often without an expressed purpose for doing so.  This is a longstanding problem on which Congressman Luetkemeyer and I have worked to solve for several years, and which is addressed in this bill,” he added.

Specifically, Graves and Luetkemeyer successfully included language in the House bill ensuring the Army Corps of Engineers has a clear, results-based strategy for mitigation on the Missouri River.  As a member of the conference committee, Congressman Graves worked to ensure this language was included in the final House-Senate agreement.  The final agreement also prevents the Corps from charging a fee on surplus water storage for 10-years on Missouri River reservoir projects.

 

“The approval of this agreement ensures that we will have a transparent, result-based strategy for mitigation on the Missouri River while ensuring that our river communities including residents, business and municipalities are able to utilize Missouri River waters without being charged by the federal government,” said Congressman Luetkemeyer.  “I am extremely pleased that Congressman Graves and I have been able to work on behalf of so many Missourians who rely on the river and we now have in place a real opportunity to make these substantive changes to management of the Missouri River that will strengthen our country’s infrastructure for years to come,” he added.

Waterways and ports help support nearly 25,000 jobs in Missouri and contribute $4 billion to the state’s economy.

One of the most policy and reform focused measures of its kind in the last two decades, WRRDA streamlines the project delivery process, promotes fiscal responsibility, and strengthens our water transportation networks to promote competitiveness, prosperity, and economic growth.  WRRDA contains no earmarks and makes major reforms to increase transparency, accountability, and congressional oversight in reviewing and prioritizing future water resources development activities.


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