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Labor Studies Survives — For Now | Missouri Political News Service

Labor Studies Survives — For Now

June 25th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

By Nadia Pflaum

The University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Institute for Labor Studies is off the chopping block for now, according to a letter sent out Saturday by the institute’s only staff member, Judy Ancel. Last Friday, UMKC Chancellor Guy Bailey decided to save the institute — at least for now. Bailey changed his mind after a meeting with Gary Kemp, the Business Manager of the Greater Kansas City Building & Construction Trades Council, and Missouri State Sens. Victor Callahan and Chris Koster.

Check out her letter below. Read more…


McClellan: “Presidential dreams for Missouri are far away”

State Sen. Chris Koster, R-Harrisonville, is on track for a run in 2020. He is, at the moment, the leading fundraiser in the Republican race for attorney general. That’s a perfect steppingstone to the Governor’s Mansion; and the best way for a midsize-state person to get on the national ticket is as a governor. So Koster has to win the AG’s job in ’08, hold it in ’12, get elected governor in ’16 and run for the White House in ’20. He’s 43 now, so he’ll be 56 in 2020. That could work.

I first figured Koster was heading places a couple of years ago when I went into King Louie’s on Chouteau for a drink and discovered a fundraising party for Koster in progress.

Washington Post: “Illegal Immigrants Targeted By States”

Not all conservative lawmakers are so strident on immigration. Missouri Sen. Chris Koster, a Republican, said that when he tried to push a law through the GOP-controlled chamber that would force employers to verify the status of workers, his colleagues defeated it handily, expressing concern about its impact on business.

Koster said he will try again in the next session. “This is a response to 20 years of inaction by the federal government,” he said. “I think more and more states are fed up.”



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