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CoolEdge - Police-fire pensions to go up in smoke? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
during Iraqi Freedom (2003-2007) the death rate was 413/100,000, compared to 16/100,000 for the police. For Vietnam it was 2231/100,000. ... but they often get worse care than illegals.
CoolEdge - Police-fire pensions to go up in smoke? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
All pensions should be funded in a balanced budget. But do you really want to compare a 40 hour week as a Quincy cop with a 24/7 tour of duty in Iraq? The fatality rate is about four times as high for the soldier fighting in Afghanistan (and that includes big city numbers), not to mention the PTSD or other injuries. So your raw number tidbits are a bit deceptive. Farming is almost twice as dangerous…
CoolEdge - Police-fire pensions to go up in smoke? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
That's really the heart of it ... how do government officials have authority to negotiate promises (usually/often for political or monetary support in elections), that don't immediately collect the revenue to fund those promises/contracts? Budgets are supposed to balance, children can't be "taxed" (future obligations) without representation. I thought that was the idea of "PayGo",…
CoolEdge - Police-fire pensions to go up in smoke? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
you're right I'm talking more of the other public unions than fire/police ... it may have been partly private unions busing people in to fight Walker in Wisconsin, but it was over the public union issue. That is the "solidarity" thing. Same with electing pro-union politicians at higher levels than mayor. Trumka has access to the White House, and treats non-union (non-communists) as the…
AYHSMB - Police-fire pensions to go up in smoke? - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
What the heck are you talking about, yesquy? How does collective bargaining come into play with your rant? You're talking about nepotism among a small group of local bozos. I'm talking about unsustainable costs that do not happen in the private sector. Show me a private sector company on the scale of a local FD of PD with the same benefits and retirement. Also, you must believe it's…

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Fracking industry officials donating to Rauner

4 months, 4 weeks ago by State Journal-Register

Many frustrated with the slow process of implementing rules

Oil producers, drilling companies and geologists frustrated with the slow process of implementing rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling are putting their money behind Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner.

The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises reports that the Winnetka businessman received nearly $240,000 from oil company officials looking to get the process up and running during a July 9 fundraiser in Mt. Vernon.

Most of those funds come from companies who want the permit process to be up and running as soon as possible.

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation last year which authorized the process commonly known as fracking, which uses a high-pressure mixture of water, sand and chemicals to crack and hold open thick rock formations, releasing trapped oil and gas. But the Department of Natural Resources has spent months holding hearings and gathering more than 30,000 comments on the best way to regulate the drilling method.

Mount Vernon-based oil producer Nelson Wood co-hosted the July 9 fundraiser.

He said the state is being "held back" from an economic surge that oil booms have created in other states.

"We have the potential for the same thing to happen in Illinois," Wood said, adding "some people have already left."

The flood of donations to Rauner from fracking industry officials come as the Department of Natural Resources is expected to submit proposed fracking rules to the Illinois Legislature's Joint Committee on Administrative Rules Friday.

The 12-member panel has 45 days to sign off on the suggested rules, change them or prohibit their filing.

The department faces a Nov. 15 deadline for the rules to be established.

Read more: http://www.sj-r.com/article/20140828/News/140829460#ixzz3BndzvtJA


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