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WarCry - Rauner to make Quincy stop on Saturday - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Better is subjective. If you're a business owner, Rauner has said he wants to cut your business taxes to make a friendlier environment. If you hire a service, Rauner wants to create a new "Service Tax" that would hit consumers of more than 2 dozen services. We already know what Quinn's done to taxes. So I guess the answer to "better" is.......neither, really.
vonvicious - Quincy Police Blotter for August 27, 2014 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Lets make a law to stop people from eating too much food, we can save their lives.
GuyFawkes10 - Rauner to make Quincy stop on Saturday - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
And Quinn is better?
MountainMan - Rauner to make Quincy stop on Saturday - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
This man is a Chicago gangster politician just like the rest of em, looks like he is gonna have trouble coming up for sending armed thugs to the homes of people who signed a petition to get a Libertarian on the ballot (Chad Grimm) If we support this man we are no better than Blago.
qfingers - Lovelace\'s first court appearance tentatively scheduled - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Hmmm....if you've ever had your wife mad at you it more-than-likely was for more than a moment :-) Premeditation to me means doing something else. Like leave the room to do something other than get the gun. And it's not reactive. Some people are slow to boil. Question is...who gets to define that? Does each state define what it means very specifically?

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Proposed pension fix won't include cost shift to local school districts

1 year, 7 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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