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7:16 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

Waiting Game Continues for State Money

Carthage, IL – Illinois is nearly one month into its new fiscal year. Yet local governments are still waiting on money owed from last year.

For example, Hancock County Treasurer Kris Pilkington said the county is supposed to be reimbursed a portion of the pay for the state's attorney, public defender and supervisor of assessments.

"Right now, for the supervisor of assessments, they're six months behind with that salary reimbursement. Public defender, five months behind. State's attorney, three months behind," Pilkington said.

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6:07 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

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WIUM Local
7:56 am
Thu July 29, 2010

Knox Co. Schools Seek Tax Hike

Galesburg, IL – Knox County voters will be asked to approve a one percent sales tax increase in the November election. The county is required to put the question on the ballot because more than one school district is requesting it, and the money would be distributed across the county.

The revenue could only be put toward facility improvements.

Knox County board chairman Greg Bacon says the district's hands are essentially tied in the matter. He says the board unanimously approved the referendum, but he doesn't like it.

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WIUM Local
7:28 pm
Wed July 28, 2010

NE MO Included in Disaster Declaration

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri's governor wants a major disaster declaration for Clark, Lewis, Scotland and 29 other counties. The request was sent to the federal government this week.

Governor Jay Nixon said the declaration would speed the recovery from flooding and severe storms.

In a release issued by the governor's office, Nixon said, "Since the spring, Missouri communities have been hit by flooding, strong winds and excessive rainfall which have left severe damage in their wake.

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WIUM Local
6:57 pm
Wed July 28, 2010

MO Primary Election - 9th Congressional District

Jefferson City, MO – Steven Wilson of Osage County, Missouri is running as a Libertarian in the 9th Congressional District. He says he wants to give the power of the federal government back to the people.

Wilson says he will do that by pushing for the adoption of "The Citizen's Equality and Sovereignty Amendment." He says this is a document he has been working on since he was in college.

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