Senator and Attorney General hopeful, Kurt Schaefer (R-Columbia) is upset about Kansas City's decision to raise minimum wage. He has decided the only way to fix this wrong is for the Missouri Legislature to strike down Kansas City's 1% earnings tax, coincidentally a pet issue of multimillionaire Missouri political donor, Rex Sinquefield.
After a session of intern-related scandals and continued inaction on issues like highway funding, the Missouri General Assembly hardly seems qualified to micromanage the affairs of the state’s largest city.
But a cabal of lawmakers is threatening to retaliate for a Kansas City ordinance enacting a minimum wage increase by terminating the 1 percent earnings tax used to provide services such as police and fire protection.
"Schaefer, who often wanders into uninformed, near-hysterical verbiage, wrote that local minimum wage increases would 'cause a tremendous amount of damage to our state’s economy.'"
The Missouri Supreme Court struck down a voter ID law in 2006, therefore extremists are trying to change the Missouri constitution. Voter photo ID laws have been proven time and time again to restrict access to voting for certain populations, and the courts continue to rule against them. This is why we need the Voting Rights Act and why it continues to be important to this very day.
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The Missouri Ethics Commission released lobbyist gift data for June 2015 today. Here are you updated rankings of gift takers in the House and Senate, January 2015-June 2015. Rep. Tom Flanigan of Carthage tops all takers for the year.
Rep. Caleb Rowden's stance on lobbyist gifts is as unclear as it's ever been. As a freshman lawmaker he led the way in gift taking, but as his 2014 re-election race approached, Rowden back-tracked, promising to be better and support a ban on gifts. Low and behold this year he's back to his old ways.
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