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.
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
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...
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.
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.
"An oasis of sanity in a state whose officials often seem to care most about receiving gold stars from the NRA, denying women reproductive rights, and transferring money from cash-strapped public services to greedy corporate interests..."
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