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WarCry - Fast food workers vow civil disobedience - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The FLSA was passed in 1947 with a minimum wage of $0.75/hr and has changed over the course of time. This law has, to date, not been found unconstitutional, so, ergo it is a constitutional law, whether you like it or not. When Franklin D. Roosevelt was pushing for a national minimum wage, he said: “By living wages, I mean more than a bare subsistence level — I mean the wages of a decent living.”…
pullthisleg - Fast food workers vow civil disobedience - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Wow, all I can say is wow. The ignorance of people never ceases to amaze me. "This movement is saying that America is less than she promises to be, morally and constitutionally, by denying living wages," Barber said. Really? I don't recall minimum wage in the constitution. Oh here it is, page 340598, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness...and $15 and hour with benefits. Can't believe…
qfingers - Quincy School Board votes to raise lunch prices - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I got the impression you were a bit older so I'm curious as to what tax credit you are getting that means you get back more than you paid in. That's usually reserved for child credit and earned income credit. I imagine it might be earned income credit and if you get back more than you paid in that's an entitlement. That fact they buried welfare in the tax law doesn't change that.…
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?

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The City of Quincy has cited the owners of the Newcomb Hotel for maintaining and unsafe structure.

The City filed against Elisha Prero, Agent of Newcomb Realty, LLC for maintaining an unsafe structure at 400 Maine on April 26.  During the night of April 17, an approximately 30 ft tall section of the east wall collapsed during a wind storm. 

Director of Planning and Development Chuck Bevelheimer said the owner of the Newcomb was served a notice and have a May 21 court date. More information will be available after the court date.

The City is working through the legal system to obtain ownership in hopes of finding a buyer who can follow through with renovations and bring the five story building back into use. The City is also considering forclosing on the 125-year-old building.

Representatives of the building's owner, Victor Horowitz, were in Quincy last week to inspect the building.

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