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CoolEdge - REBEL MEDIA: You\'re a grand old flag - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Were you there after Katrina or some other hurricane? That was a rather unique situation, and many of those billions got poured into the wrong pockets. (and any comparison to the war and famine of Somalia is absurd) That is the problem with throwing ever more billions into education or welfare or any top down political solution. There are always many lined up for political payback, and another…
pjohnf - Amending Illinois Constitution a tough path for pension reform - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Just because it's going to be hard to get done doesn't mean it shouldn't be attempted. Anything worth doing is going to be hard. The politicians need to stop worrying about their political futures and concentrate on doing what's right for Illinois and its citizens. Illinois politicians need to take care of the tax payers and quit kowtowing to government sector unions.
pjohnf - Quinn, Rauner use jobs claims as campaign weapons - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Governments or Governors don't create jobs, they can only create an atmosphere for private sector job growth. That means a low tax rate for businesses and less onerous regulations for businesses. The one good thing I saw was a decline in government jobs which is good thing. The unemployment rate is a bogus number as it doesn't truly reflect how many people are really working. What we need…
CoolEdge - REBEL MEDIA: You\'re a grand old flag - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
thanks for the link Not sure why it doesn't come right up with Google. I have to put "qteaparty.com " in for Google to bring it up. Just Qteaparty works for Bing, or even "quincy tea party". Anyway, maybe everyone here can do the search on Google, so the name will start coming up more easily on Google. I'll make it to a meeting one day ... looks like you've had good speakers, but…
AYHSMB - REBEL MEDIA: You\'re a grand old flag - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
If you really think about it, the government must want it this way, otherwise, they would try to change it. Anyway, if you read the comment section of eaglebeaky's post, and mine, you'll see there is much disagreement on how the numbers and stats are figured.

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A team of nearly 20 elections workers in Springfield are sifting through thousands of pages of petitions aimed at putting a pair of proposed constitutional amendments on the November ballot.

"It's a daunting task to do this," Illinois State Board of Elections chief Rupert Borgsmiller told the Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers.

He said if you laid each piece of paper end-to-end it would stretch 33 miles. That includes nearly 68,000 pieces of paper with more than 590,000 signatures from the Committee for Legislative Reform and Term Limits.

That group, headed by GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, wants voters to consider limiting state lawmakers' terms to eight years. Its box of petitions was 36 feet long.

It also includes a 27-foot-long box filled with about 37,000 pieces of paper with more than 532,000 signatures from the group Yes For Independent Maps. That group wants voters to approve a new way to draw the state's political maps.

State election workers must review the signatures to make sure each ballot initiative has enough to appear on the ballot. They are scanning each piece of paper to make digital records. Then they'll do a random test of 5 percent of the signatures to make sure they are from registered voters.

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