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Entries from December 2007

Emerson’s Food Donation Act Passes House

December 19th, 2007 · No Comments

The Federal Food Donation Act, sponsored by Eighth District U.S. Representative Jo Ann Emerson, won unanimous passage this week in the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation would clear the way for donations of prepared foods from federal food service contractors to non-profit organizations which serve the hungry. Citing 35 million Americans, 12 million of […]

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Tags: Rep. Jo Ann Emerson

Podcast: Montee Discusses Springfield’s CU Audit on Jericho Radio Program

December 19th, 2007 · No Comments

Hat tip: JackeHammer What was Susan Montee’s biggest concern about the audit on City Utilities? Could City Utilities be breaching the Missouri Constitution? What is now contingent on the citizens because of the audit? Do the audit suggestions have to be followed? Is City Utilities supposed to be non-for-proffit? What should take place in open […]

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Tags: Uncategorized

Sen. Bond Relative’s Nomination is “Toast”

December 19th, 2007 · No Comments

“Ice Princess” Julie Myers For those of you not keeping score, Ms. Myers is the acting head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and is the second cousin of Sen. Bond by marriage. Sen. Bond was a big booster of her husband John Wood to become U.S. Attorney in Kansas City. Myers got into a […]

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Tags: Senator McCaskill · Senator. Kit Bond

Rasmussen: Huckabee, Nixon Lead in Missouri Poll

December 18th, 2007 · No Comments

By Brad Belote Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and Attorney General Jay Nixon have slight leads in the latest polls in Missouri for their respective 2008 races. In hypothetical match-ups, Huckabee leads New York Sen. Hillary Clinton 45% to 43% and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama 45% to 41%. In the heated likely contest for Missouri […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Jay Nixon · Matt Blunt

Does Rep. Flook Work for Us or the Mo Bar?

December 18th, 2007 · No Comments

 From the Missouri Bar website: Bar-Drafted Family Law Bills Prefiled in Missouri House “Rep. Tim Flook got a head start on the 2008 legislative session this week, prefiling two bar-drafted/Board approved family law bills – Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act (HB1358) and Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) (HB 1360). He also prefiled the […]

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Tags: MO Legislature

“Recall the Funk” Website Launched

December 18th, 2007 · No Comments

Hat tip: Not Ready For Prime BUZZ Let’s face it folks, the Funk has got to go. Kansas City needs to open the discussion. We need a city that works, and it’s obvious that Funkhouser isn’t the solution. We’re not working for any candidate or group. We’re just citizens like you, who have had enough. […]

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Tags: Kansas City · Mayor Mark Funkhouser

Video: Cleaver Suggests Global Warming Disproportionately Affects Minorities

December 18th, 2007 · No Comments

At this House hearing on global warming a couple of weeks ago, Congressman Cleaver laments on his teenage years in Wichita Falls, Texas of growing up three hundred yards from a landfill and six hundred yards from a waste treatment plant. Cleaver describes how the smell “changed the tone” of his neighborhood, keeping people inside […]

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Tags: Rep. Emanuel Cleaver · Videos

Jay Sees The Light

December 18th, 2007 · No Comments

In an obvious attempt to upstage Governor Blunt’s announcement yesterday of tough new immigration measures, Jay Nixon trumpeted the sentencing of a Lake of the Ozarks developer to five years probation and roughly $1 million in penalties and fees for hiring thirty illegal immigrants. We’re pleased that Jay’s pollsters and consultants have told him that […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Jay Nixon · Matt Blunt

Respected Pollster Questions Methodologies of Pro “Missouri Plan” Poll

December 17th, 2007 · No Comments

Last week, a new poll was released by Justice at Stake, Missourians for Fair and Impartial Courts, and the Missouri Institute for Justice which purportedly showed that 71% of Missourians support our current system for choosing many of our state’s judges. The results of this poll are the exact opposite of what a recent poll […]

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Tags: MO Supreme Court

EXCLUSIVE: Why Is Judge Patricia Cohen Seeking to Delay Announcement of Court Vacancy?

December 17th, 2007 · No Comments

From the text of this e-mail, it appears that a vacancy has been announced and that a commissioner is actively seeking to prevent the public and the Governor from knowing about it. Is Judge Cohen seeking some political leverage by preventing the public and Governor Blunt from knowing about a judicial vacancy? The e-mail urges […]

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Tags: MO Supreme Court