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Entries from August 2011

NLRB “Side[s] With Unions,” Issuing A Parade Of Controversial Rulings, “Further Riling Business Groups”

August 31st, 2011 · No Comments

The Wall Street Journal writes today, “The National Labor Relations Board sided with unions in several cases involving rules for organizing and representing workers, further riling business groups as the board continues to push through decisions by year’s end. The board’s three Democrats outvoted the group’s sole Republican member in all three of the cases.” […]

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Video: SLU Assistant Professor Calls Proponents of Aerotropolis the “Cargo Cult”

August 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Hat tip:showmeinstitute St. Louis University assistant professor Doug Rush calls proponents of Aerotropolis the “Cargo Cult”. Here’s why he thinks it’s a misguided idea.

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“Missouri Plan” Needs Real Transparency & Accountability

August 31st, 2011 · No Comments

“The Missouri Plan is the most political method for choosing judges, in that it allows a tiny group of lawyers to effectively choose the judges that will decide their cases. The people of Missouri have no input. Introducing a basic level of transparency is a small step in the right direction, but more is needed. […]

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Video: Dooley Asked about Property Tax Increases & Furloughs

August 31st, 2011 · No Comments

(Dooley is on the right) “I’m not raising property taxes, I’m just trying to get back to what I had before.” Sounds eerily similar to the argument his fellow Democrats make that eliminating the Bush tax cuts is not a tax increase! Hat tip:jasonrosenbaum

Related: Son of Dooley Consiglieri […]

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Video: Republican Gov. Candidate Bill Randles – Common Ground with Black Voters

August 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Hat tip: Missourians for Randles

Related: Political Fix: Peter Kinder: ‘I will not run if I cannot win’ Missouri Record: Kinder Must Go

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Quotes of the Day: Only in Government Do You Ask People to Pay More for Employees You Can’t Afford!

August 30th, 2011 · No Comments

We’re wondering if the brilliant advisors urging Mr. Dooley to propose a property tax increase, while St. Louis County property values have plummetted, are eligible for a raise too? Post Dispatch: On Friday, Dooley said that without a 2.3 cent tax hike, he would be forced to lay off county employees next year. He said […]

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Democrats Wants More Green Jobs Projects, But People Say They’re Not Seeing The Jobs

August 30th, 2011 · No Comments

The AP writes today, “A clean energy revolution is under way in the United States but isn’t happening quickly enough, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said. . . . Reid said he expects clean energy projects to be part of jobs bills the Senate will consider when it returns to session next week.” But […]

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Video: SMI: What’s Wrong with Aerotropolis – What’s the $300 Million for?

August 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Aviation Consultant on Lambert China Hub: “Unworkable”….”Far Fetched”….”Snowball’s Chance”…”When Pigs Can Fly” Hat tip:showmeinstitute

Related:Missouri Record: The Chamber and the China Hub Political Fix: Old friends? Akin’s former campaign manager donated to rival McCaskill Video: Sen. Bond Talks About Lambert-St. Louis International Airport as China Cargo Hub

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Governor Candidate Randles: Voters Reject ‘Next Guy In Line’ Philosophy

August 29th, 2011 · No Comments

Interesting. Mr. Randles went to law school with President Obama. Politicmo.com: If you thought Lt. Governor Peter Kinder was the only Republican candidate for governor, you’d be wrong. In fact, the Lt. Governor, who has recently been dealing with the question of whether he can be competitive against Gov. Jay Nixon next fall, has not […]

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Ed Martin to Charlie Dooley: Open the Bidding Process

August 29th, 2011 · No Comments

No bid contracts in the Dooley Administration? SAY IT AIN’T SO!!!! Examiner.com: Martin contends that the county council has excluded all non-union labor from consideration in awarding project labor agreements. Since, as Martin maintains, the majority of the construction industry is non-union, the field is severely diminished and therefore also diminishes the opportunity for tax […]

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Tags: St. Louis · STL County Executive Charlie Dooley