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Entries from February 2008

“Better Courts for Missouri” Announces Initiative Petition with Bipartisan Support

February 21st, 2008 · No Comments

“If America’s founding documents — gifts to governance writ large — could be improved, then the Missouri Plan — Missouri’s gift to American governance — can also be improved.” JEFFERSON CITY – Better Courts for Missouri Executive Director Jonathan Bunch today confirmed that the Better Courts Coalition had filed an initiative petition to modernize the […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · MO Supreme Court

DEVELOPING: Gibbons Sets Surprise 9 AM Meeting with Senators

February 21st, 2008 · No Comments

UPDATE: CDT Blog: Gibbons discloses that he has prostate cancer Sen. Gibbon’s statement (Hat tip: Prime Buzz) (8:47 CST) Sources are telling us this morning that Senate President Pro Tem and Attorney General candidate Mike Gibbons, has scheduled a 9 AM meeting with his fellow senators at the Capitol. Our sources are also informing us […]

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Tags: Decision '08

MRP: Montee Audit a Taxpayer-Financed Media Release for Nixon Campaign

February 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Hey Susan, thanks for the favorable “audit” (wink wink, nod nod)  JEFFERSON CITY _ Democrat Susan Montee’s audit of the governor’s office is nothing more than a taxpayer-financed media release for Jay Nixon’s political campaign conjured up prior to the governor’s decision not to seek another term. It also is an attempt to shift the […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Jay Nixon

Video: Missouri Chamber Day at the Capitol with Gov. Matt Blunt

February 21st, 2008 · No Comments

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Tags: Matt Blunt · Videos

MRP:Nixon No Super Delegate, Democrats See Him As Super Disappointment

February 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Sen. Bond pictured here in 1998 with former St. Louis NAACP head Charles Mischeaux JEFFERSON CITY _ Proving once again that Jay Nixon is a political gadfly within his own party, the senior statewide Democrat elected official and gubernatorial candidate has not been granted super delegate status even though he has spent 22 years promoting […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Jay Nixon · Uncategorized

Nixon’s Hand-picked Panel Member Successfully Defends Sexual Offenders

February 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Shoot your lover in the head? Viciously slash a woman to death? Feel you were unjustly slandered by a school-board member? If you answered yes to any of the preceding, there’s only one man to call: ace attorney Chet Pleban. – St. Louis Riverfront times From Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason: JEFFERSON […]

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Tags: Jay Nixon

40 Years of ABC…and Counting

February 19th, 2008 · No Comments

The Current: (Univ. of Mo-St. Louis) By Paul Hackbarth Media Credit: Danny Reise Mike Jones, senior policy adviser to St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, talks about the black student movement at UM-St. Louis in the late 1960s. Jones was one of the first members of Associated Black Collegians, which formed on campus in 1968. […]

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Tags: Affirmative Action · Decision '08

St. Onge Attempts to Kill Fire District Tax Decrease Legislation

February 19th, 2008 · No Comments

From The South County Truth Spot:  The powerful fire fighters unions have again poked their fingers in the eyes of South County taxpayers. South County state representatives Walt Bivins (R-97) and Jim Lembke (R-85) have co-sponsored HB 1730 which authorizes a fire protection district to submit to the voters a decrease in the property tax […]

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Tags: St. Louis

Matt Blunt Endorses John McCain For President

February 19th, 2008 · No Comments

From blogs4president.us:  ARLINGTON, VA — U.S. Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign today announced that Missouri Governor Matt Blunt has endorsed John McCain for president. Governor Blunt issued the following statement on his endorsement: “I had the opportunity today to talk to Senator McCain and I told him he is the best person to lead our […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Matt Blunt

Video: Net Neutrality Resurfaces

February 18th, 2008 · No Comments

From Web And New Media.org  By  Richard Hall I’m not sure where I first heard about the net neutrality concept (as described by Tim Berners-Lee who invented the World Wide Web), but I really became drawn into the issue emotionally, since the violation of net neutrality seemed like it could have a huge negative impact […]

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Tags: Rep. Jo Ann Emerson · Videos