Kurt Schaefer on Universal Background Checks: Nope

Continuing to align himself with extremist policies, Kurt Schaefer took to Twitter today to shut down an attempt to discuss universal background checks for gun owners.

Kurt Schaefer on Abortion: “I support the status quo”


Schaefer’s political calculating has always come before Missourians. When previously asked about his stance on abortion, Schaefer avoided saying he was “pro life,” stating, “The issue of abortion has been settled in this state... I support the status quo.”

In Schaefer’s own words, the issue has been decided, and Missouri needs to move on.

Jeff City Gift Takers, Ranked (August 2015)

The Missouri Ethics Commission released lobbyist gift data for August 2015 today. Here are your updated rankings of gift takers in the House and Senate, January 2015-August 2015. 1. Colona, Mike- $3,262.07 2. Flanigan, Tom- $3,108.49 3. Ellington, Brandon- $3,075.90 4. Munzlinger, Brian- $2,931.02 5. Leara, Mike- $2,821.25

Sinquefield Continues to Push Bad Policy on Other States Following KS fiasco

Thanks to Kansas Governor Sam Brownback’s income tax cut plan, in the last 12 months Kansas has gained a mere 1,000 new jobs. Also thanks to Governor Brownback’s plan, which is fervently supported by Missouri’s own Rex Sinquefield, 3,000 more jobs were lost in Kansas in August in addition to the 5,100 lost during the month of July.

Here are a few examples of Rex’s love for the failed Kansas experiment...

Flashback Friday: Kurt Schaefer Used to Care About Academic Freedom

Before he was a Missouri Attorney General-hopeful, Sen. Kurt Schaefer (R-Columbia) prided himself on being a "moderate." If you don't believe it, watch the clips below. In them he says he believes in putting the needs and desires of university academics, students, and patients over political posturing.

Remember When Kurt Schaefer Said Politicians Should Leave Academic Decisions Alone?


Back in 2008, Kurt Schaefer said about stem cell research, "I think that academic decisions should be made by academics based on peer-review academic standards and professional standards and not by politicians."

The sentiment is strikingly similar to that expressed by Rep. Stephen Webber (D-Columbia) recently in response to attacks on the University of Missouri's stem cell research.

Grover Norquist is wrong a lot about "Right to Work" votes in Missouri

Maybe it's because he's based in Washington, D.C. and not Missouri, but Grover Norquist gets things wrong about Missouri... a lot. Especially when it comes to ALEC's so-called 'Right to Work' bills.

Prior to veto session, Norquist was confident HB 116, ALEC's so-called 'Right to Work' bill sponsored by Rep. Burlison, would be overridden.

2015 Veto Session Preview

This Wednesday is the Missouri Legislature's veto session. Here's a snapshot of the most contentious bills that may be brought up for a vote

USDA: Missouri 2nd in nation for households without enough to eat

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports annually on hunger and food security across the country. This year wasn't good for Missouri families.

Missouri is ahead of only Arkansas in number of households without enough to eat; almost 8% of Missourians have a "very low food supply." With a food insecurity rate of 17%, Missouri is tied for 7th in the nation.

GOP Rep: Jeff City shouldn't overstep local control

Rep. Linda Black (R-Park Hills) expressed her opposition to HB 722, a bill that would ban local control on certain issues and is up for a vote during next week's veto session.

She calls the bill's ban on bans* of plastic bags, "a very obvious example of this-should-be-left-to-local-control."



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