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WarCry - Council adopts budget by 8-6 vote - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
It's pretty amazing how the current situation in the city has put Righty and I on the same side. We generally don't agree on ANYTHING, but at this point, this isn't a political issue, this is pure common sense. When a budget loses funding, you have to - HAVE TO - cut services. Period. You can't continue providing services for nothing. As Righty said, the mayor has offered ideas…
GuyFawkes10 - QPD Blotter for April 25, 2015 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
That guy at 25th and State didn't think he was such a nice guy/good business man
pjohnf - Space to Riot: Baltimore’s Mayor Writes a License for Lawlessness - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
"We also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well. We worked very hard to keep that balance." How else is that statement to be interpreted other than giving license to thugs and criminals to commit crimes and violence? "We gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well." Words mean things lady and she told the thugs and criminals to go ahead the cops aren't going to…
pjohnf - Council adopts budget by 8-6 vote - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The $2 million reserve fund shouldn't be used for on going expenses but the budget could be adjusted to cover one time expenses such as road repair and other maintenance projects with the reserve funds and then normal revenue could be used for the FD and PD costs. I salute the Mayor for getting out front on the budget cuts from the state. If the cuts don't come to past from the state then…
Righty1 - Council adopts budget by 8-6 vote - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The council decided that cheap garbage and free yard waste was more important that public safety. We got new garbage trucks instead of policemen. These were just a few of the alternatives the mayor offered to fund city government but the "Buds" on the council kept voting NO. There is no FREE LUNCH. No firemen were fired and no policemen were fired so it's not all doom and gloom.

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Illinois regulators can force electricity customers to help pay for the $1.6 billion FutureGen clean-coal project

From Associated Press:

Illinois regulators can force electricity customers to help pay for the $1.6 billion FutureGen clean-coal project, a state appeals court said in a ruling Tuesday.

The 2-1 decision handed down by the Illinois Appellate Court OKs a state plan to charge electricity customers an estimated $1 to $1.40 a month to help pay for the long-delayed project. FutureGen would refit a western Illinois coal plant with technology to remove carbon dioxide before the coal is burned and store the CO2 underground.

Ken Humphreys is CEO of the FutureGen Alliance, a group of five coal companies working with the U.S. Department of Energy on the long-planned project.

Humphreys said the decision "will keep the FutureGen 2.0 project on track to create economic growth, jobs and near-zero emissions power."

Power suppliers including Commonwealth Edison had argued state regulators lack authority to require the payments.

Commonwealth Edison said in a brief statement that it will comply with the decision.

Illinois Competitive Energy Association, a group of market-power electricity providers that is part of the legal challenge, referred questions to its attorney. He did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

FutureGen was first proposed during President George W. Bush's first term in office. The public-private project initially would have built a new experimental power plant in eastern Illinois that would have burned coal after removing the carbon dioxide. The greenhouse gas, which has been linked to global warming, would have been pumped underground for storage.

The project was revived by President Obama's administration and scaled back to use an existing power plant in Meredosia in western Illinois, though underground storage remains a key piece of the plan.

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