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Entries from February 2009

Video: Jay Nixon: “Missouri Kids & Grandkids Will Pay the Debt Off”

February 24th, 2009 · No Comments

Hat tip: mghoft <

Related: Livengood: Nixon: Missourians are entitled to stimulus money Nixon said “I just don’t understand” the argument against using every last federal dollar available.

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Tags: Jay Nixon · Videos

Cleaver Secure$ Earmark$ for Client$ of Raided Lobby Shop

February 24th, 2009 · No Comments

“The people we represent can feel comfortable with what we have included in this package. Regardless of party, we all cast our votes with one hand and crossed our fingers with the other.”- Rep. Emanuel Cleaver By Roxana Tiron Clients of a defense lobby shop under investigation are continuing to score earmarks from their patrons […]

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Tags: Kansas City · Rep. Emanuel Cleaver

“Ohio’s Great! Thanks Mom!”

February 24th, 2009 · No Comments

Email we received last night: I just learned tonight that next to the union bug on printed materials is a small number.  I understand that number corresponds with a specific print shop. Unions assign each shop a label number.  Based on the Ohio postmark that has been on all of Travis Reems’ mail in the […]

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Tags: St. Louis

Slay Pays Former Rep. Thompson for “Campaign Work”

February 24th, 2009 · No Comments

  Hi five man! Aren’t these Black folks stupid? I bought Betty Thompson for $2,500!  NAME OF COMMITTEE: SLAY FOR MAYOR REPORT DATE: 2/23/2009 ITEMIZED EXPENDITURES ALL OVER $100 AND ALL PAYMENTS TO CAMPAIGN WORKERS NAME AND ADDRESS OF RECIPIENT   NAME: Betty L. Thompson ADDRESS:1204 Washington Ave. Ste. 4 CITY / STATE: St. Louis […]

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Tags: Mayor Frances Slay · St. Louis

MOPNS Editor Receives Extortion E-Mail

February 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

We received this interesting email yesterday evening from a “Melvin Acres” that almost borders on extortion. We also received an email from a self described “professional Republican” last week that had very similar wording and phrasing. See what you think: Subject: concerned citizen From: Melvin Acres <melvinacres@gmail.com> Date: Sun, Feb 22, 2009 9:15 pm To: […]

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Tags: MO Legislature

UPDATE: Big Story Breaking in Jeff City?

February 20th, 2009 · No Comments

As we reported yesterday, The Missouri Political News Service is investigating serious allegations coming out of Jefferson City. According to our sources, serious charges have been leveled by one legislator against another. We are also learning that alcohol may have been a factor in the incident between the two suburban legislators. Developing….

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Tags: MO Legislature

Irene Smith: Missouri’s Largest Polluter and Tax Evader Bankrolls Slay for Mayor

February 20th, 2009 · No Comments

Showing his brazen disregard for the environmental welfare of St. Louis, Francis Slay reported accepting two $5,000.00 contributions on February 9 from Holcim, Inc., a Swiss-based company set to open the world’s largest cement plant in Ste. Genevieve later this year. The plant, opposed by the American Bottom Conservancy, Missouri Coalition for the Environment, and […]

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Tags: Mayor Frances Slay · St. Louis

Corcoran Amendment Requires Medicaid Recipients to Attend Job Training

February 19th, 2009 · No Comments

Rep. Michael Corcoran District (D-77) today announced the House support on two important Amendments. Representative Corcoran’s amendment to the Missouri Quality Jobs Act improvement bill (HB313-Yates) will increase state funds from $500,000 to $1 million to help emerging growth companies survive and grow during the start-up period when they are most vulnerable. “Helping small businesses […]

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Tags: MO Legislature

Big Story Breaking in Jeff City?

February 19th, 2009 · No Comments

The Missouri Political News Service is investigating serious allegations coming out of Jefferson City. According to our sources, serious charges have been leveled by one legislator against another. We are gathering the facts, and if the allegations prove to be true, you know you will read it here first! Developing….

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Tags: MO Legislature

STL American: [Thug] Slay Snubs Black Lawyers

February 19th, 2009 · No Comments

Former State Rep. Betty Thompson is holding a Black History event  for Mayor Frances Slay (insert joke here) today at her son’s construction business. The address is Kwame Building Group, 1204 Washington Avenue, Suite 200. ($50 bucks to anyone who video tapes the attendees entering and leaving the fundraiser) The St. Louis American has story […]

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Tags: Mayor Frances Slay · St. Louis