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Entries from September 2007

Jay Nixon Uses His Official State Vehicle to Attend Fundraisers in Kirksville & Ladue

September 26th, 2007 · No Comments

Related: MOGOP: Videos Show Nixon Illegally Using State Car on Fundraising Binge

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Tags: Decision '08 · Jay Nixon · Videos

FiredUp Missouri: Did Jetton Move 11th Hour Bill Change in Return for Support of Client Romney?

September 26th, 2007 · No Comments

The public tension is becoming palpable now between GOP House back-bencher Dennis Wood and Speaker Rod Jetton as Wood continues to urge Jetton to answer for a controversial legislative change made late in the 2007 session. Wood says Jetton is personally responsible for a provision that will allow developers to avoid oversight of county governments […]

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Tags: MO Legislature · Spkr. Jetton

CDT Politics Blog: Aull: I feel like I’m not guilty

September 26th, 2007 · No Comments

Rep. Joe Aull, D-Marshall, was one of three people charged yesterday with a misdemeanor crime of presenting a false identification at the Isle of Capri Casino in Boonville. Cooper County prosecutor filed charges yesterday against Aull, along with Sen. Jeff Smith, D-St. Louis City, and former Isle of Capri lobbyist Lynn Schlosser of Kansas City. […]

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Tags: MO Legislature

Pork for Bicycle Paths

September 26th, 2007 · No Comments

In this Club for Growth video, Senator Kit Bond is on the Senate floor defending pork projects for bicycle paths by opposing an amendment by Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) to remove such earmarks.

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Tags: Senator. Kit Bond · Videos

State Senator Jeff Smith Charged In Casino Case

September 26th, 2007 · No Comments

Conservative “blogger” & Vandiver Group senior team member John Combest trades barbs with 4th District Senator Jeff Smith (photo courtesy Arch City Chronicle) BOONVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Two state lawmakers and a lobbyist have been charged with misdemeanor crimes of presenting a false identification at a Boonville casino. Cooper County prosecutor Doug Abele says charges […]

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Tags: MO Legislature

Rep. Blunt: “We Need Colombia More Than It Needs Us”

September 26th, 2007 · No Comments

By Rep. Roy Blunt One of the bipartisan foreign policy success stories of the last decade has been the development of Colombia as a strategic ally of the United States. Aware of its size, its geographic location, its central role in the American narcotics trade and the dangerous leftward trend of other regional governments, President […]

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Tags: Rep. Roy Blunt

House Lawmakers Release Bipartisan Agreement on Iraq, Seek End to Rhetoric

September 25th, 2007 · No Comments

By Bob Cusack A group of 28 House lawmakers unveiled a bipartisan agreement on Iraq Tuesday and called on their leaders to “end the political rhetoric and focus on substantive approaches to improving stability” in the Middle Eastern country. At press time, Reps. Mike Castle (R-Del.) and John Tanner (D-Tenn.) released the multi-pronged “Bipartisan Compact […]

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Tags: Iraq War · Rep. Jo Ann Emerson

Payday Loan Reform Bad for Borrowers

September 25th, 2007 · No Comments

By Justin P. Hauke Last week, Attorney General Jay Nixon called for reform to Missouri’s payday loan industry, arguing that lenders engage in predatory practices targeted at uninformed consumers. Nixon proposes legislation to cap payday loan rates at 36 percent, and eliminate the practice of renewing outstanding loans — a practice, many argue, that traps […]

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Tags: Jay Nixon · Show Me Institute

UMKC Administrator: “Don’t Make the Black Bitch Come Out In Me.”

September 25th, 2007 · No Comments

Student sues over racial slur Graduate student Barbara Franks, liberal arts, has filed a lawsuit against the University of Missouri (UM) and the UM Board of Curators, alleging discrimination on the basis of race, sex and retaliation.While employed in the Work Study Program in October 2006, Franks alleges her supervisor, Janet Carnett, administrative manager in […]

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Tags: Affirmative Action · Kansas City

Steelman: New Terror-Free Fund Outperforms Benchmark

September 25th, 2007 · No Comments

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) –Missouri’s new terrorist-free investment fund proved to be a financial success in its first year, outperforming an international index used a benchmark, the state treasurer’s office said. Missouri, in a much publicized move, began investing a small portion of its money last year in a specially crafted international index fund that […]

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Tags: Iraq War