Rosemary Gordy: Candidate did not provide answers to survey questions. She did, however, send the following letter:
Although I found your questionnaire interesting, you asked for specifics that are based on suppositions on issues that may or may not arise.

What are the three most pressing issues likely to face your government body during your term, and what specifically would you support to address them?
Malvik: Oak Glen Nursing Home financial crisis - Whether or not the County can keep Oak Glen Home open in light of the inadequate funding for the home from its tax levy and state reimbursements is an immediate problem.

What Choice?

In elections, candidates for less-prominent offices typically ride the coattails of the people at the top of the ticket. That assumes, of course, that there are candidates to get pulled along. In Rock Island County, there aren't.

What are the three most pressing issues likely to face your government body during your term, and what specifically would you support to address them?
Madden: Eliminate any spending, programs, and agencies not authorized by the Constitution.

What are the three most pressing issues likely to face your government body during your term, and what specifically would you support to address them?
Millage: Raising teacher salaries to be competitive with other states and other occupations.

What are the three most pressing issues likely to face your government body during your term, and what specifically would you support to address them?
Deluhery: Better schools, safe neighborhoods, and good-paying jobs are the biggest needs.

The Bettendorf school district is in the second year of a three-year early retirement program, designed to cut costs and balance the age and experience levels of what had been a graying teaching corps.
The early-retirement incentives are working, but the departure of a large number of teachers brings with it one serious challenge: finding the people to replace them.

Over the past five years, Tax Increment Financing (TIF) has come to a proverbial head in Iowa, especially Davenport. Davenport's controversial track record in applying TIF within its economic development policies has brought the debate to the City's public arena, where TIF is now, and has been, greatly challenged by various citizens groups, including Citizens United for Responsible Vision (CURV), QC Interfaith (QCI), and 1,000 Friends of Iowa (TFOI).

The City of Davenport, with a great deal of fanfare, showed off its new Web page. It took 10 months at a cost of $30,000 and has 1,200 pages of information on everything you ever wanted to know about Davenport, including schedules, events, government, news, contacts, and much more.

The most explosive issue surrounding cyberporn is still access to adult material by minors. If you've ever visited an adult Web site, you know that gaining entry to the most explicit, graphic material is as difficult as accessing a public water fountain.

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