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Entries from August 2007

Nixon’s Efforts Counter Governor’s New Initiative

August 29th, 2007 · No Comments

Jay Nixon pictured with Bernardo Ramirez, former deputy vice president of the National Council of La Raza. Ramirez is currently a board member for the Hispanic Economic Development Corporation in Kansas City. While Attorney General Jay Nixon makes it easier for Illegals to “hide in the shadows” of our society by releasing press releases in […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Illegal Immigration · Jay Nixon

Court Rules In Favor of Missouri School Funding Formula

August 29th, 2007 · No Comments

Judge Callahan says state’s constitution is clear – public school funding formula is decided by Legislature not the court Today, Cole County Circuit Court Judge Callahan issued an order, which disposes of most of the legal arguments, ruling in favor of the State of Missouri and against 262 school districts that challenged the school funding […]

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Tags: MO Legislature · Show Me Institute

Steelman & UMB Financial Corp. Announce Launch of First Actively Managed International Terror-Free Equity Product

August 29th, 2007 · No Comments

KANSAS CITY, Mo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Missouri State Treasurer, Sarah Steelman, announced today the first time a “terror-free” investment product will be offered through a state college savings plan (“529” plan). The product, an actively managed international equity investment vehicle, provides Missouri college savings participants and investors across the country the opportunity to ensure that their portfolios exclude […]

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An Evening with John Ashcroft

August 29th, 2007 · No Comments

Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft is scheduled to give a speech next month at Missouri State University in Springfield. The title of his speech will be “Today and the Future of Homeland Security.” (details here) Hat tip: Young Mo Politico

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Tags: Hon. John Ashcroft

The Source: “Nixon Staffer Leaves”

August 29th, 2007 · No Comments

Every election cycle one political staffer gets himself/herself in hot water over something he/she has said or done. The advent of high ego websites like Facebook, Xanga and My Space has made it easier to track such mistakes. Jay Nixon staffer Craig VanLeeuwen may be just the latest example. VanLeeuwen, who showed up frequently on […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Jay Nixon

Gentry, PD Erase Lines Between PR and Journalism

August 28th, 2007 · No Comments

Arch City Chronicle: Gentry Trotter appears to be getting paid to write good things about Governor Matt Blunt by both the Governor and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In her July 11 column, Deb Peterson wrote, “Trotter, known mostly for his PR mavenry, has been named special assistant to Ed Martin, Gov. Matt Blunt’s chief of […]

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Show Me Institute Intern Returns to School

August 28th, 2007 · No Comments

“Hi everyone!! It is already an amazing start of the school year…even though the school year hasn’t started yet. Anyway, to backtrack, my summer was an eventful one. I had an internship at the Show-Me Institute, which is a public policy think tank in St. Louis. It was a great opportunity to work there, since […]

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Assessing the Summer 2007 Appellate Judicial Commission Process

August 28th, 2007 · No Comments

The below excerpt from an excellent treatise, reveals the liberal bias demonstrated by Chief Justice Laura Stith and her Appellate Judicial Commission this past summer. Furthermore, the information exposes that none of the three candidates subscribe to the philosophy of judicial restraint. Lastly, it features some interesting details regarding potential legal challenges to the Missouri […]

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Tags: Adam Smith Foundation · MO Supreme Court

Missouri Governor: Nixon (D) 46% Blunt (R) 43%

August 28th, 2007 · No Comments

Jay Nixon (D) has a three-point edge over Missouri Governor Matt Blunt (R) in an early look at the 2008 Governor’s race. A Rasmussen Reports telephone survey found Nixon attracting 46% of the vote while Blunt earned 43%. Six percent (6%) say they’d vote for someone else and five percent (5%) are not sure. The […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Jay Nixon · Matt Blunt

MOGOP: “Nixon Using Ethics Commission as Tool for His Political Gain”

August 28th, 2007 · No Comments

Let me first say that I am not an attorney, but for full disclosure, I am in my first year of law school. Yesterday’s decision by the Missouri Supreme Court doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. It seems that if the Court can rule the new campaign limits unconstitutional, then they can surely […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Jay Nixon · MO Supreme Court