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“We can’t put this off any longer. Every day we wait, the number will keep

Published: Fri, January 18, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

“We can’t put this off any longer. Every day we wait, the number will keep growing.”

President Barack Obama, in proposing gun-control measures and noting that 900 Americans had lost their lives to gun violence in the four weeks since the Newtown, Conn., school shootings.

“A district can try three times within a 12-month period to put [the bond] on and then become a lapsed district. Then there’s no guarantee of state funding, though you can still reapply.”

Debra Mettee, Springfield superintendent. The Springfield Board of Education voted this week to place a 2.5-mill bond issue before voters a second time. The bond is aimed to secure part of the funding for a $12.3 million kindergarten-through-fourth-grade school.

“He doesn’t need the money. He was probably very proactive in accepting this to keep people off his back — to get punished, if you will, so he can then point to that and say, ‘Look, I was punished. Isn’t that enough? Leave me alone. Let me run my business.”’

Compensation consultant James F. Reda, saying an $11.5 million pay cut given to JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon was a way for the bank to show that it is paying penance.

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