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Posted Monday, March 19, 2012 - 00:00

House Progressives today called on Speaker Steve Tilley and Majority Leader Tim Jones to allow comprehensive ethics and campaign finance legislation to move forward in the 2012 session to replace the inadequate -- and now invalid -- ethics law passed in 2010.  

Posted Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 00:00

“The institution most responsible for torpedoing that [China cargo hub bill] was the Show-Me Institute”

Just weeks after Rex Sinquefield bragged about "torpedoing" a cargo hub at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, officials in Illinois have moved to "stimulate commerce" at the MidAmerica Airport by locating the hub across the river there. 

Posted Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 00:00

The Stand Up Missouri front group will team up at noon today for a Capitol “rally” with Rep. Don Wells, a former payday loan operator and proud defender of the predatory lending industry. Stand Up Missouri is working -- just like the shadowy payday lender front group, Missourians for Equal Credit Opportunity -- to oppose a very popular ballot initiative that would cap the rate on predatory loans in Missouri.   

Posted Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 00:00

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Progress Missouri today announced the launch of, a new high-tech website to monitor the success of our legislative leaders in passing legislation to create more good-paying jobs for Missourians and advance our economic recovery.  

Posted Monday, February 6, 2012 - 00:00

Schaefer & Kelly Oppose Everything Tax Proposal at Sinquefield-Sponsored Event

Senate Appropriations Chair Kurt Schaefer and Representative Chris Kelly this morning told Rex Sinquefield directly that they oppose his radical Everything Tax ballot initiatives.  The two members of the General Assembly were the headline speakers at a Show-Me Institute event in Columbia moderated by Sinquefield himself.

Posted Friday, February 3, 2012 - 00:00

Progress Missouri is calling on Senator Kurt Schaefer and Representative Chris Kelly to make clear their positions on Rex Sinquefield’s disastrous Everything Tax proposal at a Monday morning event sponsored by Sinquefield’s radical right-wing think tank, the Show-Me Institute.  The legislators are scheduled to speak at 8am on Monday at Hyvee in Columbia.

Posted Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 00:00

Missouri's families need leaders who put their interests before the special interests' pet projects.  But Republican leaders in the Missouri House and Senate have made it clear they care more about their donors' wish lists than ordinary Missourians as they have unveiled their agendas for the 2012 session.

Posted Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 00:00

ALEC Model Legislation

Sponsor: Bill White
Co-Sponsors: Charlie Davis, Mike Kelley

Posted Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 00:00

Rex Sinquefield's Let Voters Decide Campaign is already running strange radio ads in the Springfield market, and they're full of misleading and downright bogus claims. (Shocking!)

Posted Monday, October 3, 2011 - 00:00

Buchanan’s hate and bigotry roundly condemned by Republican and Democratic leaders

“In an interview with Salon News, former Sen. John Danforth, a Republican from Missouri, expressed bewilderment at the fact that not one of Buchanan's rivals for the GOP nomination has been willing to condemn Buchanan's bigotry..."


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