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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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3 weeks, 4 days ago Tobias Wall, The State Journal-Register

Quinn canceled the Capitol renovations the same day he approved emergency repairs to the Mansion roof

From Tobias Wall, The State Journal-Register:
Specifics about the $250 million in Capitol renovations that Gov. Pat Quinn zeroed out when he approved the state’s $35.7 billion budget Monday remain unknown, but other plans for state buildings won’t be affected, state officials said Tuesday.
“It (the $250 million) was re-appropriated over several fiscal years since the beginning of the Illinois Jobs Now program,” Quinn spokesman David Blanchette said. “It is for four as-yet-unspecified projects in the Capitol complex.”
That means the renovations would occur in the Statehouse, the Howlett Building or the Stratton Building. He said nothing more specific was outlined in the appropriation but indicated the projects that were put on hold likely were not critical to the safe use of any of the buildings.
A press release from Quinn’s office suggested the cuts could be related to similar postponements ordered in 2013 when the governor “halted renovations at the Capitol after excessive flourishes and spending by the architect was brought to his attention.”
Henry Haupt, a spokesman for the secretary of state’s office, said cutting the Capitol renovation money won’t put the squeeze on work that needs to be done on other state buildings.
“Those (canceled) projects do not impact any of the projects we’ve requested,” Haupt said. “Those were all projects requested by the Office of the Architect of the Capitol.”
An OAC secretary on Tuesday initially said the office didn’t have a comment on the specifics of the renovations requested by Capitol architect J. Richard Alsop, but left him a message relaying a request for comment. Alsop didn’t return the message.

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