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1950Brutus - Quincy Police Blotter for July 23, 2014 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I am much more cynical than I am naive. There is such a thing as "contempt" which is what should be used here. Disturbances by cell phone users happens all across the planet - no reason why court rooms should be exempt.
GrayHairedMan - New Illinois law bans employers from conducting background checks on interviewees - Quincy, IL News
This is so ex Illinois Governors have a chance to get a job interview and then can draw unemployment after being disqualified for a) being a ex con and b) because they are life long politicans with absolutely no real world skills or value.
ReardenShrugged - New Illinois law bans employers from conducting background checks on interviewees - Quincy, IL News
Sending people away is huge business generating huge political incentives to create more felonies on the books for even minor offenses. Some of these people do not deserve the permanent stigma of a felony on their record that practically bars them from the job market. That being said, I do not think forcing business owners to waste time interviewing people that ultimately won't be hired will…
Stupid_Dems - New Illinois law bans employers from conducting background checks on interviewees - Quincy, IL News
Quinn is just making it easier for former Illinois governors to get jobs.
WarCry - New Illinois law bans employers from conducting background checks on interviewees - Quincy, IL News
So you'd rather have an employer, instead of spending their TIME, you'd rather have them waste money on a background check and make decisions based on that information without actually talking to a person? I don't think this law is a good one, because it SHOULD be the employer's choice. But if I were an employer, I wouldn't run a check until after the interview anyway. I'd…

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Last chance at Farm Bill comes this week

5 months, 3 weeks ago From Illinoisagconnection.com

Lawmakers were working on a plan over the weekend to complete the contentious farm bill in the House, with a final chamber vote as early as Wednesday. The $500 billion measure has stalled in Congress largely over the House and Senate disagreeing about cuts to its $80 billion food stamps program and developing new policies for the dairy title.

However, Fox News reported on Sunday that a compromise has purportedly been reached that calls for roughly $9 billion in cuts to food stamps over the next 10 years. The original Senate bill called for $4 billion. Last June, the House rejected a $20 billion cut as not being enough and could only approve a new plan with $40 billion in cuts.

Two sources with direct knowledge of the talks say they hope to file a final conference report Monday and vote in the House by Wednesday.

Other issues delaying the bill include how much milk the federal government should buy to artificially sustain prices and pay producers, the size of cages in which chickens are raised and the cap for direct payments to farm families.

Congress failing to finish the bill by the end of last year raised the possibility the country could revert to 1949 law, which some agricultural economists predicting would increase the price of milk to $8 a gallon.

The bill was supposed to be replaced in 2012, but Congress has instead passed a series of extension.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has now allowed the decades-old law to take effect, as Democrats and Republicans from both chambers continued to craft a plan behind closed doors.


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