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yesqcy - City/Firefighters labor contract must be voted on again - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Very true, everyone has to have a first time. But what about the city attorney and the rest of the council? Nobody?
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Your right, the pensions that the city chose to underfund for years because they could, and now it's all our fault. For someone in business, don't understand how you do not understand the concept that you close a station, you don't just reassign the firefighters, because then there are no savings. You close a station because you want to lower the number of firefighters, period. You know…
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Once again, I will ask you: Do you understand business at all? The City can't print money. The police and fire pensions have thrown the entire system so far out of whack that the City can't make "want to" decisions; it is a "have to" situation. You can cry the blues all you want about the poor, poor firefighters, but their greed over the years has contributed greatly to this mess, so what…
topdown - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I haven't read a single comment about laying off firefighters, except, perhaps, from your Chief. You are paid, and paid very well, to do a job. If you don't like it, quit. People will line up to take your spot. No one is complaining about the services you provide. The problem is cost. Why is it so hard to understand that the City coffers are not a bottomless pit? Your pensions have…
topdown - Quincy City Budget hearings and Council meeting - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Your condescending attitude is just plain insulting. Thousands and thousands of small business owners have suffered in this economy over the past decade or so. Should we all "reinvent" ourselves? What an idiotic statement! It is patently obvious to me from the comments you have made in different discussions that you have lived a life of privilege and have never given an honest day's work in…

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1 year, 6 months ago by Bob Gough

State Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) today received the endorsement from the National Rifle Association.

Sullivan and Todd Vandermyde of the NRA appeared at Quincy’s Clat Adams Park this morning to discuss the endorsement and second amendment issues.

“I cannot stress enough how important it is that we have a strong pro-gun, downstate voice like John Sullivan in a leadership role in Springfield to advocate for Second Amendment Issues,” said Vandermyde. “John Sullivan’s leadership has been critical to blocking anti-gun legislation.”

Sullivan pledged to Vandermyde that he would work to bring a Concealed Carry vote to the Senate floor, but Vandermyde said there are lawsuits in play that the NRA is supporting that he hopes will force the issue.

“People want to cut out Chicago and have different laws, but when you’re talking about constitutional rights, they don’t change because of the zip code,” Vandermyde said.

Vandermyde said he believes support in the Illinois House and Senate for the issue is growing, but it still doesn’t have the support of Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago).

“President Cullerton is a long time supporter of gun control measures and Illinois' current law on concealed carry,” said Cullerton spokesperson Phelon Rikeesha. His stance reflects the position of the majority of those living in his district.”

“Second Amendment rights are a personal issue for me, and I’m grateful for the support of the NRA.” Sullivan said.

Sullivan’s opponent, Republican Randy Frese of Paloma, also issued a news release regarding the NRA today, saying he received the group’s highest rating.

“As an avid sportsman and advocate of gun rights, this rating is important to me.  I am a proud member of the NRA and, as senator of the 47th District, I will staunchly defend my constituent’s gun right,” Frese said.  “My first bill that I pledge to file will be for conceal and carry to be a right in Illinois.  Law abiding citizens should have a right to protect themselves, their family and their property.  I will advocate on their behalf and on behalf of the NRA in the senate.”


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