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Righty1 - 3 new aldermen sworn in - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
"Moore's goofy ideas" would have saved the city millions of dollars, hired more police officers and kept a fire station open. "Moore's goofy ideas" have already saved the city million's of dollars with his change in healthcare and the waste water treatment plant. The Goofy Aldermen have rarely voted down party lines so VanCamp's philosophy doesn't change much. The problem…
pjohnf - Welfare Reform Gets People Back To Work, So Why Did Jay Nixon Veto It? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJou
$22 trillion spent on welfare and the war on poverty since 1964 and poverty won. Proof once again that regressive liberal democrat policies don't work, have never worked and never will work.
Givemeliberty - Quincy Fire Station #6 set to shut down - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Oh good lord! hatred for firefighters? really? Just because someone offers constructive criticism/ alternative ideas/ anything other that the status quo does not mean they are anti anything. A lot of times when I talk about gov entities (especially police and fire) I feel like I have to pretend like I am talking to a Al Sharpton type, and qualify all my arguments with "I have a family thats a firefighter"…
pjohnf - The Inconvenient Truth about Ghetto Communities’ Social Breakdown - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
The welfare state hurts poor white and black American's equally. They have no pride or sense of accomplishment if they are dependent on the government to provide for them. The welfare state allows them so much idle time and they don't use that time to improve their lives but sit back and let the government take care of them. No jobs equal time to riot and waste their lives. It's an undeniable…
Givemeliberty - Quincy Fire Station #6 set to shut down - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Its worth discussion, I have been seeing a lot of down votes but few alternatives offered.

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2 years, 3 months ago by Bob Gough

Quinn said one of the most controversial proposals to fix the state's massive pension debt is temporarily off the table

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn said Friday one of the most controversial proposals to fix the state's massive pension debt is temporarily off the table.

Quinn and some legislators have supported a so-called cost shift, which would require local school districts to pick up the tab of their own teacher's pensions.

Many Republican legislators have opposed that plan, saying it would force local property taxes to go up.

Teachers' pensions are one of the biggest contributors to the state's $95 billion pension debt.

Steve Brown, a spokesman for House Speaker Michael Madigan said lawmakers will meet on Saturday to discuss the details of a compromised bill that would not include the cost shift. Brown said the cost shift is a way to end the extraordinary amount of money the state spends on teacher pensions, but, “We need to try to pass what we can pass.”

Brown said bipartisan support is needed to pass the kind of pension reform needed to be effective.

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