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United for Missouri Recommends

United for Missouri Recommends

Tomorrow when we go to the polls we will be asked to vote on state and local candidates for office. United for Missouri does not endorse or oppose candidates for office. However, we will also be voting on five (5) proposed amendments to our state Constitution. We the People reserved the right to change our Constitution to ourselves which means the Governor nor the General Assembly may do so on...

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2014 Legislative Scorecard

2014 Legislative Scorecard

United for Missouri is committed to educating and mobilizing citizens about the impact of limited government and economic policy on the state and the impact of the federal government exceeding its Constitutional limits on achieving growth, opportunity and prosperity. United for Missouri’s programs, analyses and issue advocacy will help state and federal legislators, state wide elected...

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Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

Today we celebrate our independence. Today, let’s commit to keeping it!  

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ATTENTION: Public Hearings on Noranda versus Ameren

ATTENTION: Public Hearings on Noranda versus Ameren

GET ENGAGED IN OUR ENERGY POLICY INITIATIVE PUBLIC HEARING OPPORTUNITIES June 9 at 6:00 p.m. Caruthersville Armory 801 West 3rd Street Caruthersville, MO June 10 at 6:00 p.m. Harris Stowe State University Givens Administration Building Main Auditorium, #112, 3026 Laclede St. Louis, MO June 11 at 6:00 p.m. Governor Office Building 200 Madison Street Room #450 Jefferson City, MO The PSC...

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70th Anniversary of D-Day

70th Anniversary of D-Day

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Energy Policy Initiative

Energy Policy Initiative

Stay tuned for an announcement and opportunity to get engaged in shaping our state’s energy policy! In the meantime, here’s a great piece by our friend Phil Kerpen about what these “pollution” issues are really all about. Enjoy! http://www.americancommitment.org/content/pollution-and-english-language Pollution and the English Language By Phil Kerpen You wouldn’t know...

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For Those Who Gave Their All for Us

For Those Who Gave Their All for Us

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ATTENTION St Charles County – Urgent Action Required

ATTENTION St Charles County – Urgent Action Required

Red Light Cameras are an Attack on Your Liberties! County Councilman Joe Brazil has sponsored an amendment to the St Charles County Charter (the county’s constitution) that would prohibit red light cameras anywhere in the county including any municipality.  As you might suspect, municipalities don’t like the idea. While they claim that red light cameras area about safety, we know that...

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Historic Tax Cut Now Law!

Historic Tax Cut Now Law!

Yesterday, the Missouri House joined with the Missouri Senate in an override of Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of Senate Bill (SB) 509. SB509 is the first broad-based tax cut for working Missourians in 93 years. It’s a very modest tax cut that will give every working Missourian a tax cut when it begins to phase-in in 2017. Here are the basic elements of SB509: The top income tax rate of 6% will...

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Statement on Nixa R-II Bond Issue

Statement on Nixa R-II Bond Issue

(Springfield, MO) – United for Missouri has over 76,000 grassroots members statewide. Many of our members are in Southwest Missouri and a large number in the Springfield/Nixa area. We were contacted by a member who expressed concern about the bond issue. We had recently reviewed the Auditor’s report on bonding. Nixa had participated in 3 no-bid bond issuances according to the Auditor’s...

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The Use of False Narratives to Defend Obamacaid

The Use of False Narratives to Defend Obamacaid

Occasionally my name will come up on the floor of the House or Senate. Most of the time, it’s a kind reference. Other times, it’s not so kind and without exception, demonstrably untrue. Such was the case last week. During debate on Senator Gary Romine’s Medicaid reform bill, Senator John Lamping and four other senators made it clear they would not let the bill pass as a vehicle...

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URGENT ACTION – House Committee to Hear Medicaid Expansion Bill!

URGENT ACTION – House Committee to Hear Medicaid Expansion Bill!

I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.- James Madison   CLICK HERE to let your elected officials know you oppose the Obamacare Medicaid expansion supported by Governor Nixon and big government spending special interests. Tell them to vote NO on...

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Legislative Update 2014-01

Legislative Update 2014-01

The Missouri General Assembly has been in session for about a month.  This is the second regular session which means things move a little faster than when the new legislative body is convened. Today, we will take a look at some key areas making their way through the legislature. Tax Reform The Senate and the House are moving quickly on providing all Missourians a broad based income tax cut. The...

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Using Obamacare to Stop Obamacare!

Using Obamacare to Stop Obamacare!

The following is a post from Jim Lembke. Jim’s post describes Senator John Lamping’s skillful use of Obamacare to stop Obamacare in Missouri! ===================================================================== In 2012 the U.S. Supreme Court made two profound statements within it’s less than profound opinion NFIB vs. Sebelius: “By denying any one government complete...

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Real Jay Nixon Delivered State of the State Speech!

Real Jay Nixon Delivered State of the State Speech!

Last night, Governor Jeremiah Wilson Nixon re-introduced himself to the liberal wing of the national Democrat party (h/t Sen John Lamping) with a rousing, budget busting speech. Rousing that is if you are a believer that government is the solution to problems – despite the fact that government causes more problems than they solve! Borrowing from the DC play book, he proposed spending money...

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Be Wary of What You Hear in the State of the State!

Be Wary of What You Hear in the State of the State!

Governor Nixon will deliver the State of the State (SoS) address on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. The SoS usually contains a list of accomplishments and the Governor’s budget proposal. You can count on the fact that there will be some things left out of the address. For example, you will hear about all the promises to education and the proposed increased spending in the budget. What you...

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97th General Assembly – Part Deux, Episode 2

97th General Assembly – Part Deux, Episode 2

Yesterday we wrote about our members’ priorities for the legislative session.  They are: Tax Reform No Medicaid Expansion Employee Freedom Based on real-world data, our members believe the best way to stimulate our state’s economy is through tax reform.  You can read our blog posting about that issue here. Today, we talk about the second priority – No Medicaid...

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97th General Assembly – Part Deux

97th General Assembly – Part Deux

The 97th General Assembly, Second Regular session will begin at noon on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. Our membership has coalesced around three primary issues for the upcoming session which will end on May 16, 2014. Tax Reform No Medicaid Expansion Employee Freedom The first priority we will discuss today is Tax Reform. Tax Reform Missouri’s economy and it’s recovery is lagging even...

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

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The Wall of Shame Rides Again!

The Wall of Shame Rides Again!

Perhaps you remember our little band of legislators on the Wall of Shame. They became members by giving Missouri taxpayers and small businesses the figurative finger by agreeing with Governor Nixon that letting those taxpayers keep more of their own money was a bad idea. Why the nerve of Missourians thinking they could possibly spend their hard earned money better than their state government!...

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Urgent Alert: Stop the Governor’s Proposed Expansion of Corporate Welfare!

Urgent Alert: Stop the Governor’s Proposed Expansion of Corporate Welfare!

The Second Regular Session of the 97th General Assembly begins in just over a month.  United for Missouri has traveled the state extensively discussing issues with our nearly 73,000 members since the end of session. The consensus was the top three priorities for 2014 are: Tax reform including broad based tax cuts and tax credit reform. Medicaid Reform but NO expansion disguised as...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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Remembering those that Served and are Serving

Remembering those that Served and are Serving

Thank you!  

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Healthcare Law a Moral Failure – Guest Oped: Phil Kerpen

Healthcare Law a Moral Failure – Guest Oped: Phil Kerpen

http://www.americancommitment.org/content/health-care-law-moral-failure Health care law is a moral failure By Phil Kerpen The United States federal government is now mandating, under penalty of law, that millions of Americans purchase a product through a broken website. Is that fair? Is it moral? An estimated 16 million people recently received letters indicating that their health plans are no...

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97th General Assembly, First Regular Session Scorecard

97th General Assembly, First Regular Session Scorecard

The final actions of the 2013 General Assembly are in the books, the likelihood of a special session being very slim.  United for Missouri has selected a set of bills and amendments in both the House and the Senate and evaluated them against fiscal responsible, limited government criteria. A detailed explanation of how the scorecard was developed can be found here. A legislator who was absent...

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UPDATE: Missouri’s Wall of Shame

UPDATE: Missouri’s Wall of Shame

Since publishing the original Wall of Shame, I’ve gotten a lot of feedback. As you can imagine, some were glad that those who failed Missourians on the veto override of HB253 were identified.  Others, not so much! One of the pieces of feedback I received was why all the people who had either changed their vote or voted NO after being absent on the first vote were not listed? After reviewing...

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Missouri’s Wall of Shame

Missouri’s Wall of Shame

Today a minority of the Missouri legislature was successful in their attempt to let state government continue to collect surplus funds and spend our money rather than let us spend it. Despite the hardcore, real-world evidence that broad-based income tax cuts such as the very modest ones in House Bill 253 actually generate more government revenue, many let scare tactics determine their...

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URGENT ACTION: Grow the Economy Not Government!

URGENT ACTION: Grow the Economy Not Government!

 The time is near. The veto session for the first regular session of the Missouri 97th General Assembly begins Wednesday, September 11, 2013. Your elected officials will be voting on a historic tax cut – House Bill (HB) 253.   The choice is clear – will your legislator vote to let you keep more of your money stimulating our state’s economy or will they vote to...

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The Jay Nixon Record – Part II

The Jay Nixon Record – Part II

Recently we published a blog outlining Governor Jay Nixon’s less than stellar record of being upfront with Missourians. Nixon Administration Misleading Record In true “the buck doesn’t stop here fashion” Governor Nixon ran from his record calling the video in the blog a “personal attack”. Knowing that the Governor’s record is less than stellar, I can...

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Nixon Administration Misleading Record

Nixon Administration Misleading Record

Governor Nixon is crisscrossing the state flying in a $5.6 million airplane the taxpayers purchased for him telling those same taxpayers that they should not be allowed to keep more of their money! The Governor is feverishly working against an override of his veto of House Bill (HB) 253. And he isn’t afraid to stretch the truth in doing so. No one should really be surprised that Governor...

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EXTREMELY URGENT ACTION REQUIRED – Medicaid Expansion Testimony Needed!

EXTREMELY URGENT ACTION REQUIRED – Medicaid Expansion Testimony Needed!

I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.- James Madison   CLICK HERE to let your elected officials know you oppose the Obamacare Medicaid expansion supported by Governor Nixon and big government spending special interests!   ‎When asked, Missouri...

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Action Alert – Override HB253!

Action Alert – Override HB253!

CLICK HERE to support an override of Governor Nixon’s veto of the tax cut bill.   2013 Legislative Review Your Urgent Action Required!   The first regular session of the Missouri 97th General Assembly came to an end on May 17, 2013.  As usual, there was some good, some bad and some ugly! Throughout the session United for Missouri’s Future kept members and the general public...

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2013 Legislative Review – Maysville & Kansas City Area

2013 Legislative Review – Maysville & Kansas City Area

United for Missouri’s Future 2013 Legislature Year End Review   Tuesday, July 16, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT) Dekalb County Courthouse – Basement Room 109 West Main Street Maysville, MO 64469 Click Here to register to attend   Wednesday, July 17, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT) Gladstone Community Center 6901 N Holmes St Gladstone, MO 64118 View Map Click Here to...

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Budget Deja Vu

Budget Deja Vu

Underscoring his belief that government can spend our money better and more wisely than we can, Governor Jay Nixon vetoed House Bill (HB) 253 – the first state income tax cut in almost 100 years.  He has since engaged in a propaganda campaign designed to deceive and bully Missourians into not supporting a veto override.  Missourians deserve better from the Governor! The Governor and his...

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2013 Legislative Year End Review – Cape Girardeau

2013 Legislative Year End Review – Cape Girardeau

United for Missouri’s Future will be conducting several meetings across the state providing our members and the general public an update on three important issues addressed during the legislative session. We will provide updates on those issues. The issues to be covered are: DOR Scanning Scandal First Income Tax Cut in almost 100 Years Medicaid Expansion We ask everyone to register to...

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How to Parse Like the Rogue Nixon DOR

How to Parse Like the Rogue Nixon DOR

Which of these is a picture of the Mona Lisa? If you think that they are comparable but not the same picture due to the color difference then you have a future in the Nixon Administration. You can parse with the best of them. I know what most of you are thinking – that they are both pictures of the Mona Lisa it’s just one is in color and one is in black and white. If you think the...

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Rogue DOR Scanning Scandal Hearings, Day One

Rogue DOR Scanning Scandal Hearings, Day One

The Bipartisan Investigative Committee on Personal Privacy met for just over six hours today. The bottom line is that the Nixon administration is about 87% compliant with REAL-ID. But, because they are not 100% compliant they claim what they are doing is not REAL-ID. That’s a wheel barrel full of bovine fecal matter! Duane Lester, aka, The Missouri Torch has kindly made available a live...

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Hearing on Rogue DOR Scanning Scandal Live

Hearing on Rogue DOR Scanning Scandal Live

You can watch and listen to the Bipartisan Investigative Committee on Privacy Protection (Rogue DOR Scanning Scandal) HERE: You can follow me on Twitter @United4MO and the Missouri Torch (Duane Lester) @Bodhi1. #wrongwayjay

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First State Income Tax Reduction in Nearly 100 Years!

First State Income Tax Reduction in Nearly 100 Years!

The Missouri General Assembly passed the first state income tax reduction in nearly 100 years when they Truly  Agreed and Finally Passed House Bill (HB) 253! Now, they are one vote away from taking the largest step they can to improve Missouri’s competitiveness and economy. Senator Eric Schmitt did a great job of describing what HB 253 really does and means to the state.  Listen to his...

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2013 Legislative Year-End Review

2013 Legislative Year-End Review

United for Missouri’s Future will be conducting several meetings across the state providing our members and the general public an update on three important issues addressed during the legislative session. We will provide updates on those issues. The issues to be covered are: DOR Scanning Scandal First Income Tax Cut in almost 100 Years Medicaid Expansion We ask everyone to register to...

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The 97th General Assembly, First Regular Session

The 97th General Assembly, First Regular Session

The 97th General Assembly, First Regular Session came to a close at 6:00pm, May 17, 2013. Mark Twain said, “No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.” That may have been the case when Mr. Twain was around but unfortunately our life, liberty and property aren’t necessarily any safer when the legislature is not is session these...

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Memorial Day 2013

Memorial Day 2013

  Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. We will NEVER forget you. ...

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Long Nixon DOR Scandal, Liquor Wars and Tax Credits

Long Nixon DOR Scandal, Liquor Wars and Tax Credits

This is the last week of the 2013 session.  It is a very dangerous time of year when bills die or make it to the Governor’s desk.  There is an old saying “No bill is dead until 6:00 p.m. the last day of session.” Today’s action alert will contain a few bills that should pass and a few bills that should die.  You will be given the opportunity to respond on all or some of them.  Let’s...

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The More They Dig – the Deeper the Hole

The More They Dig – the Deeper the Hole

Governor Nixon and members of his administration continue to dig a deeper hole. As the old saying goes, they should put down the shovel! For weeks, the Nixon administration has denied anything untoward was going on regarding the collection, retention and sharing of our personal data. We now know that was factually incorrect! Hearings by the Senate Appropriations Committee have revealed a string...

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Rand Paul on Trading Liberty for Security

Rand Paul on Trading Liberty for Security

Senator Rand Paul was kind enough to give us some of his time while he was in Missouri to discuss the long Nixon DOR scandal.  Thank you Senator Paul! Go to www.WrongWayJay.com and let the Governor know you demand better from the top elected official of the state! #2013wrongwayjay

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The Liquor Wars

The Liquor Wars

When there is a war between players of one of our states industries should the legislature pass a law that creates in statute, huge monopolies? The question remains should government be picking winners and losers? On the surface this battle may just appear to be a fight between our states wholesalers and distributors in the liquor business. Two of the three players in our three tier system are...

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The Long Nixon Scandal Continues

The Long Nixon Scandal Continues

Governor Nixon continues to try to persuade the media to move on to something else besides his DOR scandal.  He gets increasingly frustrated that he can’t waive his magic wand and make the magical database scandal go away!  The solution is actually pretty simple Governor – take responsibility for your administration’s actions! Tell the truth; stop the scanning, retention and...

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Chicken Little Attacks Missouri Tax Reform

Chicken Little Attacks Missouri Tax Reform

In the fable Chicken Little (Henny Penny) the central phrase is  - The sky is falling!  This can easily and accurately be applied to the supporters of big government spending opposing tax reform in Missouri who are unreasonably afraid and disturbingly incite an unreasonable fear in those around them about tax reform.  Sadly there are many Cocky Locky, Ducky Lucky, Drakey Lakey, Goosey...

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Governor Nixon Continues to Mislead Public on DOR Scandal

Governor Nixon Continues to Mislead Public on DOR Scandal

Governor Nixon has been struggling with trying to get people to forget all about the fact their personal data is being scanned, retained and shared with others. Missourians are not willing to accpet the ever changing stories given to them by the Governor and his administration because they know the truth is yet to be found. United for Missouri has documented many of the various story lines the...

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Nixon’s Kerfuffle

Nixon’s Kerfuffle

Governor Nixon has been getting very testy lately when asked about his administration’s latest scandal dealing with scanning and sharing our personal data. Yesterday he deemed it a “kerfuffle”. The Governor is losing his touch and support of independents and even republicans who thought he was a middle of the road kind of guy. They are finding out they are the ones in the...

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BREAKING NEWS: ATF and SSA Joint Project

BREAKING NEWS: ATF and SSA Joint Project

Data just became available that shows it wasn’t just the Social Security Administration (SSA) who requested the data file of all CCW holders in Missouri but it was a joint project with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms! Click here to see the documents. Go to www.WrongWayJay.com and let Governor Nixon know this is...

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Nixon Administration Modus Operandi – Duck, Deny and Deceive

Nixon Administration Modus Operandi – Duck, Deny and Deceive

The Nixon administration modus operandi (M.O.) is just that – duck, deny and deceive.  Once the scandal gets so far out of control someone has to go and it won’t be the Governor.  It’s what happened in the Department of Natural Resources e coli scandal. It happened again in the MAMTEK scandal. It probably would have happened in the plane gate but then the DOR scandal broke....

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Response to Senate Subpoena on DOR Scandal

Response to Senate Subpoena on DOR Scandal

The Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR) delivered 16 boxes of unsorted, uncategorized and unsummarized data in response to a Senate Subpoena. They have told Senate leaders that there are 34 more boxes that are available. Rather than just produce documents that clearly answer questions, the Nixon administration has chosen to play games about what is or isn’t being done with our personal...

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Denial Tour in Full Force in DOR Scandal

Denial Tour in Full Force in DOR Scandal

Governor Nixon continues to deny that the Department of Revenue (DOR) scandal concerning the collection and sharing of personal data is a genuine concern to Missourians. He stated yesterday that the department says they aren’t doing it therefore it isn’t happening.  Unfortunately, the department’s statements contradict themselves. In questioning before the Senate Appropriations...

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Say No to Obamacare and Yes to Reform

Say No to Obamacare and Yes to Reform

United for Missouri and our members are grateful to the general assembly for standing with the people of Missouri by saying NO to Obamacare. Sadly, last Wednesday on the senate floor I witnessed a missed opportunity to bring more transparency to the healthcare system. The republican majorities have been very consistent in their opposition not to expand Medicaid or establish a state exchange....

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Audit the Rogue Department of Revenue

Audit the Rogue Department of Revenue

The disturbing information coming from Jefferson City regarding the actions of the Nixon Administration’s Department of Revenue continues to grow. It’s time Governor Nixon stepped up and took responsibility for his adminstration’s activities. A full and comprehensive independent audit is required.  Go to www.WrongWayJay.com and read more about the issue and take action...

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Mediciad Expansion – Senate Set to Defeat Proposal with Your Help

Mediciad Expansion – Senate Set to Defeat Proposal with Your Help

The legislative Spring Break begins upon adjournment this Thursday.  It’s been a busy session so far.  One of the biggest issues has been the Obamacare Medicaid expansion proposals.  United for Missouri members have sent in almost 10,000 emails in opposition to this unwarranted, fiscally irresponsible expansion of a broken system and it’s had an impact! The House has had two votes...

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Tax Reform – Governor Takes Page from Obama Playbook

Tax Reform – Governor Takes Page from Obama Playbook

Last week the Senate perfected the most comphrehensive tax reform package since the state began its current income tax collection system.  Unlike the last major change, a tax increase by Governor Warren Hearnes that overturned a vote of the people not to raise taxes, this package reduces taxes across the board for all! Governor Nixon who continues to follw his modus operandi of being AWOL when...

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Medicaid Expansion – NO! Reform – YES!

Medicaid Expansion – NO! Reform – YES!

It’s been a busy couple of days in the state capitol.  Two primary issues getting attention are tax reform and the Obamacare Medicaid Expansion. Tax reform is anticipated to see a lot of action on the Senate floor this week and we will be writing about it later.  The Obamacare Medicaid expansion will see no action on the floor! Besides the bills addressed in Medicaid Expansion –...

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Good Tax Policy Makes for Good Economic Development

Good Tax Policy Makes for Good Economic Development

Jim Lembke writes today about some current events in the Missouri Senate regarding tax credits and reform. Over the past four years the debate over tax policy in the general assembly has been like climbing mount Everest. At the end of the day, both sides desire has been to put forth policies that create jobs and grow our states economy. Easier said than done. This important debate has earned the...

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