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CoolEdge - Study: EPA Global Warming Rule To Kill Nearly 300,000 Jobs - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
we have adequate scrubbers for coal, the problem is the anthropogenic global warming nuts insist we remove life giving, plant fertilizer CO2 from the emissions. And the US is like the Saudi Arabia of coal, and little known fact ... Illinois is very coal rich. Meredosia was going to do some new experimental CO2 sequester thing, which is insane. We need MORE Carbon Dioxide. But of course they…
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That's ok. Medicaid will pay for patches, wellbutrin, Chantix, whatever the patient wants. Better yet, Medicaid will pay over and over and over again for the same recipient. Best of all, some of these Medicaid recipients will pick up the patches, free of course, then go to Customer Service and want a refund saying "I got the wrong strength. I don't have my receipt." How long do tax payers…
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I do think that (Heaven forbid) had that been me in that car with the pretty young thing, I would at least delete my Facebook Account.
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OMG!!!!!!!! Look what I found. This is a post I previously made re Mr Cobb.....Not bad for the two years I predicted TWO years ago! $360,000 PLUS benefits for a very part time Supt.....one who spends more time in Sarasota, Florida than in Quincy! 104 weeks ago @ Quincy Journal - Quincy, IL News - Quin... · 2 replies · 0 points I know Im bouncing around a little now, but Im very curious as to…
UJacks1 - Sullivan passes developmental disability FOID updates - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Does any other state in the Union issue FOID cards? At what cost to the state of Illinois is the issue of a FOID card? Since Rauner is trying to bring Illinois out of the 'red' - why doesn't someone suggest the elimination of the FOID card? How many of those arrested were in possession of a gun? How many of these same criminals carried a FOID card or a CC card or had the gun registered…

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Illinois schools start year with 24 new mandates

7 months, 1 week ago from the Associated Press

Don't come with any corresponding state funding

Schools in Illinois have begun their academic years with two dozen new requirements from lawmakers that don't come with any corresponding state funding.
The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reports data collected by the Illinois State Board of Education show the 24 additional requirements this year are down slightly from the average 27 new rules imposed each year since 2007.
This year the new rules include training students how to use automatic external defibrillators and practicing how to evacuate schools in emergencies.
The new requirements for schools come at the same time as Illinois' rising unfunded pension liability prompted severe cuts to school funding in recent years, with district officials frequently voicing complaints that the cost of complying often comes at the expense of other programs or even local property tax increases.
State officials say at least 64 of the estimated 224 new requirements handed down in the past seven years would cost school districts money.
"Obviously, there are some things that are worthwhile," Mike Williams, superintendent of the Maroa-Forsyth school district in central Illinois, said. "We'd just appreciate the ability to review some of them and decide whether they fit with our mission."
Mandates put on the books in recent years that some decry as unnecessary include requiring school districts to accept miniature horses as service animals for certain disabled children. Others require schools to teach about Internet safety and to have all flags flown at public school buildings manufactured in the United States.
Democratic state Sen. Andy Manar of Bunker Hill last spring introduced a proposal that would allow school districts to opt out of having to comply with some mandates - a way of appeasing some districts that questioned his plan to overhaul the state's school funding formula.
But idea was later dropped after opponents suggested it would be tough for lawmakers to remove requirements that could be viewed as important to crucial voting blocs - among them requiring the teaching of women's rights and African-American history each year.

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