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Entries from November 2008

Look for Slay to Embark Upon Chicken Dinner Banquet Circuit Next Year

November 25th, 2008 · No Comments

If you’re outside of St. Louis, and you are wondering why two prominent African American politicians are challenging Mayor Francis Slay, then check out this PubDef video: hat tip: adfrench Rally to Recall St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay(10/21/07)

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Tags: Mayor Frances Slay · St. Louis

Show-Me Institute Study Examines Public-Private Partnerships and Toll Roads for Missouri

November 25th, 2008 · No Comments

As Missouri officials consider how to fund new highway projects, a new study from the Show-Me Institute considers two approaches not seen so far in the state: toll roads and private ownership of new highways. The study, “Private Provision of Highways: Economic Issues,” reviews the methods and opportunities for privately financed and operated roads. While […]

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Tags: Show Me Institute

Quote of the Day: “Congressional Approval Rises a Point After Auto Bailout Rejected”

November 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Good news for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Respected polling firm Rasmussen has found that Congress’ approval ratiug is at a six month high since the rejection of the automakers bailout –  a whopping 12%! From Rasmussen Reports: Just days after the legislature rejected an initial proposal to bailout the […]

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Tags: Rep. Sam Graves · Senator. Kit Bond

Only On a Slow News Day

November 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Does anyone else find it ironic that on the same day, we learn that the incoming head of the Office of Administration for Governor-elect Nixon had a tax lien that he’s just paid off, and, term limited Democrat Senator Maida Coleman (who’s had her own problems with creditors) may embark upon a suicide mission and […]

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Tags: Jay Nixon

Video: Left Wing UMSL Professor Asks If Electoral College Can Be Eliminated

November 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Dr. Terrence Jones, a political science professor at UMSL, comments on the likelihood that the electoral college can ever be eliminated.  hat tip: JoAlwood

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Tags: St. Louis · Videos

Missouri Viewpoints: Legislative Session Preview and Free Market Environmentalism

November 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Click here to watch video interview. Health care, energy and property rights are among the issues on State Representative-elect Chris Molendorp’s mind as he prepares to begin serving in the Legislature in January. Saying that consumer empowerment is needed to drive health care costs down, Molendorp (R-123) says he opposes the effort to implement a […]

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Tags: MO Legislature

Video: Kit Bond: “There’s Still Hope”

November 24th, 2008 · No Comments

While Mr. Bond is on an almost one man quest to give taxpayer money to the auto industry, the junior senator from Missouri is co-sponsoring bi-partisan legislation to provide greater oversight over the “bailout” money that has already been allocated for financial institutions. There have been calls to use part of the $700 billion to […]

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Tags: Senator McCaskill · Senator. Kit Bond · Videos

Video: Pollster John Zogby Speaks in St. Louis, Pt. 1

November 21st, 2008 · No Comments

WSJ “Numbers Guy” blog: Zogby’s Misleading Poll of Obama Voters Hat tip:ChamberPR

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Tags: Decision '08 · St. Louis

Show-Me Institute Study Finds New Public Pension Programs Face Long-Term Financial Challenges

November 21st, 2008 · No Comments

The Missouri public pension system currently faces serious long-term financial challenges, according to a new study released by the Show-Me Institute. The study’s author, Richard C. Dreyfuss, an actuary and pension expert, points out that Missouri taxpayers are facing compound problems regarding the state’s ability to manage effectively both defined benefit public pension and retiree […]

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Tags: Show Me Institute

Quote of the Day: Bond’s Office: “No Knowledge of Blackann’s Illegal Activities”

November 21st, 2008 · No Comments

From TPM Muckraker: Justice Docs Suggest Identities of Team Abramoff Lobbyists Who Bribed Aide “Blackann is said by his lawyer to be cooperating with prosecutors as they seek to build other cases. As for Bond and Blunt themselves, the office of the former said yesterday he had “no knowledge” of Blackann’s illegal activities.” Related: STL […]

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Tags: Senator. Kit Bond