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pamarshall - City/Firefighters labor contract must be voted on again - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
As the article states, a council member can renew the resolution bringing it up for another vote when everyone shows up...
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Since you're a small business owner, you probably don't have to deal with an union representing your employees. With them being unionized, they have a lot more pull than a single employee coming to you for a raise. You could tell your employee "no", they could either be understanding or they could leave your job and work for the next small business owner that provides raises. You tell…
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Anything costs less than that stupid debacle... Even the tearing down of the Newcomb cost less.
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If I recall, they are offering what's called "a pathway to citizenship" or "a pathway to amnesty". They can't get into legal trouble (aside from entering our country), they have to get an education, there's a lot of things they have to do in order to get amnesty. Another thing they can do is join our military. If they're willing to fight and die for our country, isn't…
yesqcy - City/Firefighters labor contract must be voted on again - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Wow, you got me thinking hard, which isn't hard to do. I m certain the council will have it figured out (surely), but since it didn't pass, doesn't someone that voted against it have to make a motion to bring it back to a vote and have to vote YES automatically? Or where am I dreaming that up from?

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4 months, 2 weeks ago from the Associated Press

Google's new computerized glasses aren't on sale to the general public yet

Google's new computerized glasses aren't on sale to the general public yet, but the devices already have lawmakers in Illinois and several other states concerned that they'll become the latest deadly distraction for drivers.

Illinois state Sen. Ira Silverstein filed legislation Tuesday to bar motorists from using the Google Glass devices, which allow wearers to search the Internet, make phone calls and check email.

"It's just another way people will be distracted," the Chicago Democrat told the Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers ( http://bit.ly/1kndcX2 ). "People's attention to the road should not be interrupted."

Legislators in Delaware, New Jersey and West Virginia have also introduced bills that would specifically ban driving with Google Glass.

Google Glass features a thumbnail-size transparent video display on a lens in front of the user's right eye. The device is built into frames that look like eyeglasses. The technology will not be made widely available to the public until 2014, but about 10,000 "explorers" received the glasses earlier this year as part of a tryout.

One of those "explorers" is already in trouble for driving while wearing the device.

Cecilia Abadie, a California software developer, was pulled over in October on suspicion of going 80 mph in a 65 mph zone on a San Diego freeway.

The California Highway Patrol officer saw she was wearing Google Glass and tacked on a citation usually given to people driving while a video or TV screen is on in the front of their vehicle. Abadie pleaded not guilty to both charges in San Diego traffic court on Tuesday.

In Illinois, Silverstein's measure would piggyback on the state's new law banning drivers from using cellphones unless they're speaking with a hands-free device.

In a statement, Google spokeswoman Anna Richardson White said wearers should use the technology responsibly and make safety a priority.

"More broadly, Glass is built to connect you more with the world around you, not distract you from it," Richardson White said.

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The legislation is Senate Bill 2632.


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