Back at another three hours of live and local liberty-minded talk, Greg Bishop broadcasts over the central Illinois airwaves from 9 to noon on 970 WMAY. Today we'll talk union influence at city hall, changing the age of police cadets (and retirees), a second water supply and more. Don't miss Bishop On Air only on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield.
Police cadets and retirees--Alderman Kris Theilen joins the show to talk about his proposal to increase the age of new cadets to the Springfield Police Department. His proposal would allow for cadets to apply and test for SPD if they're up to the age of 45. Currently the age cap is 35 and 45 if someone has military experience. But, there's an amendment that could be tacked on during tonight's City Council Meeting that would, alongside changing the age cap, change the retirement age from 65 to 60. Tune in to hear more about that change up first with Bishop On Air!
Union influence--The issue is not gonna go away. You'll hear Alderman Theilen sound off on comments made by Alderman Joe McMenamin concerning the perceived union influence at city hall. Then we'll open it up for discussion. Is city union money going to aldermen a conflict of interest? Rev up to sound off today!
Second water supply study--yes there's another one up for passage tonight. We hope to be joined by City Water Light and Power Chief Engineer Eric Hobbie about the water study and the need to secure a second water supply for the city of Springfield.
Shall not infringe
Let's diagram the Second Amendment. What does it mean? We'll go through all the aspects and get your take on what a "well regulated militia" is ... what "keep and bear arms" means and what the clause "shall not be infringed." Do the amendments allow for there to be laws made that would infringe on the people's rights? Or are they there to explicitly
Constitution Party Gov. Candidate
In the 11 o'clock hour we'll be joined by Constitution Party Candidate for Illinois Governor Mike Oberline. The 65-year-old Decatur native is a Marine veteran and recipient of a Bronze Star Medal was also a reserve officer. We'll hear more about the candidate, and in particular what he would do for Illinois if he were to get elected. Don't miss this conversation with Bishop On Air!
Sound off with Bishop On Air from 9 to noon on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield. Listen live and call 217-629-7970, email, Tweet or Facebook. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.