Senior Writer

Doug Wilson

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dwilson@whig.com
@DougWilsonWHIG

Doug Wilson is senior writer, covering state and national politics, business and transportation issues. He has held several reporting and editing positions since joining The Herald-Whig in 1986. Wilson received a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He previously was editor of the Edina Sentinel and wire editor at the Hannibal Courier-Post. Wilson is pastor of the Knox City (Mo.) Baptist Church. He and his wife, Alma, have three adult children and four grandchildren.

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Quincy News

Congress still awaiting budget with Amtrak, airport program cuts

Members of Congress say a federal budget is taking shape and they don't anticipate big cuts to Amtrak and airports as proposed by President Donald Trump last month.

Quincy News

Unemployment rates fall; jobs still available

Most of the 25 employers who turned out for a job fair in Pike County, Mo., on Wednesday had job openings. "We had people looking for health care workers, welders, fast foods, a good variety of jobs," said Carolyn Wisecarver, executive director of the Pik

Quincy News

Plan Commission endorses plan for video gaming site

Plans for a video gaming site at 1515 S. 12th took a step forward Tuesday night when the Quincy Plan Commission endorsed the proposal.

Transportation

Senate panel moves transportation task force forward in search for funding fix

A task force proposal that would seek to solve Missouri's transportation funding crisis took a step forward Tuesday with a positive hearing in the Senate Rules Committee.

Quincy News

Quincy City Council approves $34.4 spending plan

Aldermen voted 10-1 on Monday to approve a $33.4 million city budget that will take effect May 1. The spending plan calls for $32.7 million in general fund revenues, with an additional $700,000 in pension contributions in the current budget but payable un

Developer may pull Broadway project off Plan Commission agenda again
Quincy News

Developer may pull Broadway project off Plan Commission agenda again

A developer's plans for property near 20th and Broadway may be put on hold for a while longer. J. Michael Haubrich owns 2032 and 2034 Broadway where he demolished houses and hopes to construct new offices and shops.

Rauner touts jobs, opposes tax hikes during Quincy visit
Quincy News

Rauner touts jobs, opposes tax hikes during Quincy visit

Gov. Bruce Rauner told workers at Titan Wheel Wednesday that Illinois has lost 300,000 manufacturing jobs in the past 17 years, has no net job gains while state spending has climbed by 66 percent. Rauner was on the second day of a 10-city political swing.

Knapheide to install hybrid upgrades in Ford trucks at Kansas City facility
Quincy News

Knapheide to install hybrid upgrades in Ford trucks at Kansas City facility

Knapheide Manufacturing Co. has taken another step to grow its national reputation for outfitting motor vehicle fleets.

Quincy News

Quincy departments report rising budget costs

QUINCY -- Aldermen held their first hearing on a $33.4 million spending plan Monday night, asking questions about a 237-page document they hope to approve in two weeks. Mayor Kyle Moore said the revenues of $32.7 million will be about $700,000 less than ex

Quincy City Hall window contract tweaked to cover asbestos disposal
Quincy News

Quincy City Hall window contract tweaked to cover asbestos disposal

Aldermen adjusted a contract Monday night to allow a local contractor to complete installation of new windows at City Hall.