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Never Forget!

Never Forget!

The television was on with the news that a plane had flown into one of the Trade Center towers. Having flown into New York area airports for several, most recently the month before, I thought that strange that a plane could be that far off course.

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UFM Sues Office of Administration

UFM Sues Office of Administration

“The state has an obligation and statutory duty to be transparent with citizens.,” said Carl Bearden. “Citizens have the right to request and access information outlined in statute. The state must deliver the requested information. They have failed to do so on several accounts.”

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When the “Rule” Becomes the “Exception”

When the “Rule” Becomes the “Exception”

As we approach the 243rd celebration of the Declaration of Independence, our country seems to be more divided than united. While many may think that the division is “new,” or caused by a political figure they don’t like, it’s not. The people in the American Colonies were also divided in the days leading up to and through the American Revolution.

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The People’s Reserved Power

The People’s Reserved Power

There is a lot of emotional turmoil within the bubble of the legislature that something should be done to “fix” the initiative petition process. There are "improvements" that can be made to the IP process but none of them require a constitutional amendment to...

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United for Missouri Releases New Poll

United for Missouri Releases New Poll

Jefferson City, MO – Carl Bearden, CEO of United for Missouri released new polling that shows strong support for Redistricting Reform among Missouri voters.  CLICK HERE for poll results.  “My organization believes fixing redistricting reform should be a...

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URGENT: Largest Tax Cut in State History Needs Your Help!

URGENT: Largest Tax Cut in State History Needs Your Help!

It’s clear that us spending our money in our communities does far more to stimulate the economy and make us all more prosperous than any government program could ever do. So, with Republican Super Majorities in the Missouri House and Senate, bills that result in Missouri taxpayers of all income brackets keeping more money should be a no brainer!

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Decline to Sign

Decline to Sign

The “Clean Missouri” political action committee is the driving force behind an unparalleled attempt to change the political paradigm in Missouri. The adage “if you can’t win the game, change the rules” seems appropriate to this endeavor.

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House Prepares Utility Bill

House Prepares Utility Bill

Now, the House has adopted it’s own version of grid modernization. Rather than re-invent the wheel, they started with Senate Bill (SB) 564 as it had been negotiated over several long hours in the Senate. They made their own modifications  to the bill coming up with House Committee Substitute (HCS) for House Bill (HB) 2265.

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Sgt. Joe Friday: Just the Facts, SB564 Grid Modernization

Sgt. Joe Friday: Just the Facts, SB564 Grid Modernization

There are those who agree and those who disagree with the bill and the need to accelerate modernization of our electrical grid. That’s completely understandable and part of the process. However, agreement or disagreement on the issues should be based on the facts, the actual provisions of the bill, and not on the way we might want or not want it to be or personal feelings for or against a utility. I, personally, would much rather this effort start the deregulation of our highly regulated utility (gas and electric) system. But it’s not.

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Most of You Will Agree!

We know that the vast majority of Missourians regardless of party, ethnicity, or geographical location believe there is significant waste, fraud, and abuse in state government.

What they don’t necessarily agree upon is what that waste, fraud, and abuse looks like.

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United for Missouri Supports State Tax Reform Efforts

United for Missouri Supports State Tax Reform Efforts

“The efforts of Senator Bill Eigel and Speaker Pro Tem Elijah Haahr to change Missouri’s antiquated, regressive income tax system are long past due.” said Carl Bearden, CEO of United for Missouri. “These efforts share some common traits while also presenting different ideas to address a state income tax system that needs to change to make Missouri more competitive.”

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