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pjohnf - Maybe Hillary Clinton Should Retire Her White House Dreams - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The Hillary, Obama in a dress or pant suit.
qfingers - 7 emails reveal signs of racial bias among Ferguson officials, DOJ says - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
No it's not...read the definition of the word...I guess we need to fire all the comedians too, eh? \ \http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/racism?s=t
CoolEdge - 7 emails reveal signs of racial bias among Ferguson officials, DOJ says - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
yeah, dem's would probably like him to run, then pull the racist crap in the general election. But I don't think he is ready for "prime time". He's already flubbed up a few times, as far as giving non-PC answers, like his recent flub on gays. He may have been partly correct, but he probably can't get past an answer like that, as far as a presidential run goes.
Expatriate - 7 emails reveal signs of racial bias among Ferguson officials, DOJ says - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
Just a sampling... Joke 1 implies that no black man can hold a job for more than 4 years. Joke 3 was an image depicting a black man as a chimp. Joke 4 implies all children of black women are criminals and society would thank black women for having abortions. That's not blatant racism? What the hell, in your mind, is blatant racism?
1950Brutus - 7 emails reveal signs of racial bias among Ferguson officials, DOJ says - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
I can't wait to hear the slurs when/if Ben Carson decides to run. All the previous stuff will probably pale in comparison.

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Measure would ask voters to impose term limits on state legislators

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner made a last push Tuesday for court approval of a measure that would ask voters to impose term limits on state legislators, just three days before the November ballot will be finalized.

At a news conference in Springfield, Rauner stressed the urgency of getting a court ruling on the measure he says would be overwhelmingly approved by voters.

The Illinois appellate court is due to rule on the term limits measure's validity in the coming days, and the issue then would have to go to the state Supreme Court for a final decision before the ballot is certified Friday.

"Unfortunately time's running out," Rauner said.

He chairs the Committee for Legislative Reform and Term Limits, which gathered about 600,000 signatures for a ballot measure that would limit legislators to eight years in office, increase the size of the Illinois House, reduce the size of the Senate and make it tougher for the Legislature to override a governor's veto.

But attorneys with ties to top Democrats, including longtime House Speaker Michael Madigan, sued to keep the question off the ballot. Arguing on behalf of several business groups, they say the measure is unconstitutional and that taxpayer money shouldn't be spent on it.

A circuit judge said the question didn't meet a constitutional requirement that any changes to the Legislature be "structural and procedural," sending the measure to the appeals court.

Quinn, who led a voter initiative in 1980 that reduced the number of state representatives, backed a term limits proposal in 1994 that also was thrown out by the courts, and in 2008 advocated for a constitutional convention which would have allowed for consideration of term limits. But he doesn't support Rauner's measure because of the change it makes to the size of the House.

"He shows up this year as someone who says he's for term limits. He wasn't there when we had to get thousands and thousands of signatures for a pure term limits measure," Quinn said Tuesday in Chicago.

Term limits have become a major focus of Rauner's campaign as he portrays himself as a government outsider, a stark contrast to Quinn and Democratic statehouse leaders who have spent decades in elected office. He said Quinn has a poor track record in office.

"He has misled the voters and failed the voters on taxes, on job creation and economic growth, on education and on term limits," Rauner said.


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