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qfingers - Local 63 approves contract - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The same way your costs would go up if you had to buy a punch card or "subscribe" to fire protection service. That's the mentality of many that everything should be pay-as-you-go. Though I'll note that concept is used successfully in other places. We stickers for the kids you send to school too!!
yesqcy - Local 63 approves contract - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Really? At least if you're going to post be honest. And if you're being honest you should really work on your pride. For Pete sake, Walmart and McDonald's just announced they're going to pay well over minimum wage, but you want our police and firefighters to take pay cuts? Be realistic please if you want to be taken seriously.
ONCEMORE1 - Quincy businessman arrested on drug charges - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Nice looking girl, though...........
yesqcy - Local 63 approves contract - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
No thanks. Just looked it up. My insurance would go up more than what I pay in property tax for the city. I think I'll stick with professional firefighters that have to answer to me as a tax payer, I'm their boss
RedheadB - Quincy businessman arrested on drug charges - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Is the pilot still part of the Adams County Sheriff's Dept?

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Farmers expected to take a hit on energy-related inputs

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The Environmental Protection Agency’s latest greenhouse gas proposal will harm the nation’s economy, rural communities and America’s farm and ranch families if implemented, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) president said.

The EPA’s attempt to impose a 30-percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions on the nation’s power plants will lead to higher energy prices, AFBF contends. Farmers will face not just higher prices for electricity, but any energy-related input such as fertilizer. No rural business will be immune to higher costs in doing business, according to critics. Rural electric cooperatives that rely on old coal plants for cheap electricity will be especially hard hit.

The AFBF is only one of many dissenters to the EPA rule change plan. A union representing utility workers and others, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), made their own points against the EPA change with more detail than the AFBF.

“U.S. agriculture will pay more for energy and fertilizer under this plan, but the harm won’t stop there,” AFBF President Bob Stallman said. “Effects will especially hit home in rural America.”

The IBEW reported it is studying the lengthy rule on carbon emissions for existing facilities, but announced “our concerns with the EPA’s new rule are the same as we have expressed over past agency dictates—namely that the regulations focus solely on the environmental aspect of public policy at the expense of balancing our nation’s economic and energy needs.”

Consistent with the AFBF, the IBEW suggested that a balanced energy portfolio is the right approach at this time because renewable energy such as wind and solar are simply not ready to replace other fuel sources in meeting the demand for electrical power and will not be for the foreseeable future. The logical expectation would be for more natural gas electrical production in the short term. But IBEW contends, “Our nation has learned from bitter experience that relying too heavily on one energy source is not a sound policy.”

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