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Entries Tagged as 'MO Economy'

Bearden: “Cap-and-Trade Means Tax-and-Spend”

June 24th, 2008 · No Comments

By Carl Bearden and Phil Kerpen The U.S. Senate finished its week long debate on a massive new regulatory scheme known as “cap-and-trade, a phrase the Washington Post described as a “pithy marketing gimmick. On Friday, June 6, the Senate failed by a margin of 48 – 36 to get the 60 votes needed for […]

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How Would Missouri Fare Under Proposed Global Warming Legislation?

May 24th, 2008 · No Comments

According to The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Data Analysis Report on the Lieberman-Warner Cap and Trade legislation, Missouri would lose 42,071 manufacturing jobs in 2030 should this legislation become law. Across the country, the already hard hit manufacturing sector of our economy would lose millions more jobs. Household energy costs would rise dramatically, and household […]

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Smoking For Health – SCHIP & Branson’s Bloodmoney Reduction Act

November 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

From the Branson Missouri blog: Soon, the “Bloodmoney Reduction Act” will be submitted to Branson Alderman. The initiative sponsored by “People against corruption and Faux-change” will propose the city of Branson utilize an estimated $70,000 collected annually through cigarette sells to be used to fund provision of smoking cessation devices. Read more… [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/o_LutWBunb4″ width=”425″ […]

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Excessive Tax Haul Belongs to the People

July 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

By John Elliott I find it enlightening to see how quickly letter and editorial writers across Missouri are to push our elected leaders to return to the failed, antiquated policy of excessive spending as the sole means for solving problems. It seems to me that the government can never be satiated, that it can never […]

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Tip Line: “BallPark Village Is A Done Deal”

July 13th, 2007 · No Comments

A source close to the Missouri Development Finance Board has confirmed to the Missouri Political News Service, that the St. Louis Cardinal’s “Ball Park Village” proposal, will get final approval at the Board’s July 17th meeting. “The passage of this proposal is a done deal. All that’s left now is the formalities,” said our source. […]

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Rep. Mike Daus: “Budget Surplus Now Projected at $320 Million”

July 12th, 2007 · No Comments

Democrat Mike Daus, from the 67th District, apparently doesn’t follow the FiredUp Missouri lead of never praising Republicans. Rep. Daus reports on his blog the good news of the higher than projected budget surplus: State budget officials on July 9 said Missouri will have an estimated $320 million in available but unappropriated revenue for the […]

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Well Go Figure…Trickle Down Actually Works!

July 5th, 2007 · No Comments

The St. Louis Business Journal is reporting today that an independent accounting firm has released its annual survey of consumption taxes in the 50 states. According to the survey, Missouri has lower sales, gas and cigarette taxes than almost all of its neighbors. This news comes on the heels of a report last month that […]

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MO Revenue Collections Up

May 7th, 2007 · No Comments

Another good sign for the Missouri economy from the indispensible St. Louis Business Journal.

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Missouri Economy Growing

May 1st, 2007 · No Comments

Missouri’s Business Conditions Index is on the rise and according to a university survey the state should expect thousands of new jobs.

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