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qfingers - Supreme Court extends gay marriage nation-wide - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
They are already shutting down businesses that won't cater to them. The next big test will be judges who refuse to perform such ceremonies as they will be state employees but their officiating at such things is "voluntary" but it is a privilege granted to the position...not the person. So I'm 100% sure that this will be tested in the courts or perhaps some place where notaries can perform…
Stupid_Dems - Rental Rehab program approved - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Well, that's nice! Free taxpayer's money. Not 0%, not 2% and pay it back into the pot so the next person would have a shot but free! Kind of like the Newcomb but hey, it's important the city pick who gets the TIF money.
ReardenShrugged - Supreme Court extends gay marriage nation-wide - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The civil contract of marriage is completely unrelated to the religious union and those that confuse the two, on both sides of the argument, are growing tiresome. This ruling was about discrimination in the government's recognition of a civil contract, not some infringement on religion...although it is disheartening the supremes left that door open. Until some same-sex couple successfully sues…
1950Brutus - Supreme Court extends gay marriage nation-wide - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The last 10 or 15 years has proven to me that the political and judicial systems are incapable of determining the difference between sensical and non.
1950Brutus - Veteran receives gift of national pastime - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Adding the jersey was a nice touch - a jersey is a MUST for going to a ball game but one must be careful not to spill mustard on it.

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State of State speech to cover more than pensions

2 years, 4 months ago by Bob Gough

Gov. Pat Quinn faces big expectations over how he’ll address Illinois’ disastrous finances when he delivers his State of the State speech this week

From sj-r.com: Gov. Pat Quinn faces big expectations over how he’ll address Illinois’ disastrous finances when he delivers his State of the State speech this week, but he’s hinting he’ll also spend time reminding the public how the state’s image has been cleaned up under his watch.

The annual speech is expected to set the tone for the year, touching on broad themes ahead of a later budget address on the nitty-gritty of running government. But this is the governor’s best chance to boast of accomplishments, and Quinn has yet to succeed at forging compromise on pension reform and other issues as he did with helping restore the state’s reputation after his two predecessors went off to prison.

Focusing on ethics more than finances could be tricky for Quinn, however. Illinois is staring down the worst pension problem in the nation, with nearly $100 billion in unfunded liability, and he’s on the spot to show progress as Republicans and some fellow Democrats begin eyeing his seat in next year’s governor’s race.

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