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polkadot76 - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Exactly right. Nothing like adding a bit of drama to bolster your "argument." How can anyone complain? For starters, the bloated budgets of the police and fire departments, and the funding of the generous pensions for those employees, is the primary source of the budget woes that the City is facing. Nothing has really been done to address those issues, save for terminating a few "non-essential"…
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That's a bit dramatic, don't you think? What are you suggesting? That if the firefighters didn't get a raise, they were going to walk off the job? Or maybe fight fires at half speed? Because that's the only way that public safety would be jeopardized. With regard to the Consumer Price Index, I agree with polkadot. There are a lot of people out there whose salary hasn't…
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And they had said they were going to buy 2 automated trucks...but the RFP says "an automated garbage truck" which implies one truck. Is that right? http://www.ci.quincy.il.us/bids/garbage-truck
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I think GuyFawkes10 was referring to the mother.
yesqcy - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Can't afford public safety? That's one of very few things a city its suppose to afford! And the CPI comment on this thread its a very good point and it appears these men and women have taken less than that. How can anyone complain?

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Illinois House Approves Drivers Licenses for Illegal Immigrants

1 year, 3 months ago by Bryan Nichols

Bill now goes to Gov. Quinn; Rep. Tracy opposed legislation

On the final day of the 97th General Assembly, State Representative Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) voted against a proposal that will allow illegal immigrants in Illinois to obtain driver’s licenses.  Senate Bill 957 would create temporary visitor driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants residing in Illinois.

“There are a number of problems I have with a proposal of this nature,” said Rep. Tracy.  “Our local law enforcement agencies had a number of concerns with this bill and I believe this proposal will create more problems than it solves.”

SB 957, which has passed the Senate and House, would allow the Secretary of State to issue temporary visitor driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants which would be valid for three years.  Applicants would be required to submit a valid, unexpired passport from their country of citizenship and pay a minimum fee of $30.  They must also comply with Illinois mandatory insurance requirements.

“Illinois should not be in the business of rewarding illegal immigrants who are breaking state and federal laws.  Driving is a privilege, not a right. This will provide an incentive for illegal immigrants to come to our state, which will ultimately result in a further drain of our scarce tax dollars,” said Tracy.

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From sj.r.com:

Illinois moved a step closer Tuesday to becoming the next state to allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses after House lawmakers approved a bill requiring proof of state residency and a photograph.

The House voted 65-46 in favor of the plan, which now goes to Gov. Pat Quinn. Quinn has said he will sign the measure.

Washington and New Mexico currently allow illegal immigrants to obtain licenses, Utah allows permits and Connecticut officials said this week that some young illegal immigrants could apply if they qualify for a federal program. A number of other states are considering proposals.

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