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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
“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.”read more
While there is more that can and should be done, we cannot let better be the enemy of the good.read more
Today CEO Carl Bearden issued a statement on this week’s historic federal tax reform legislation.read more
Happy Thanksgiving to you!read more
United for Missouri’s Annual Scorecard is out and you are among the first to see it!read more
Press Release For Immediate Release Contact: Carl Bearden, Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org Former Speaker Pro Tem Calls for Senator Chappelle-Nadal to Resign Jefferson City, MO – The following is the statement of former Speaker Pro Tem and current...read more
Below is the announcement of a lawsuit filed by United for Missouri and residents of St. Charles County regarding the County’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) known as “The St. Charles County Narcotics Act”. This Act violates a number of constitutional...read more
The Obama administration was infamous for taking over everything and anything it could be Executive Order and over regulation. We have seen some of those issues overridden by the new administration but many are still left to be undone. One of those involves internet...read more
Our U.S. Term Limits resolution (SCR14) is coming up next week on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 and is only 3 votes away from passing.
Now we need your help!
Jefferson City, MO – Today United for Missouri’s Executive Director Carl Bearden praised the Missouri State Senate’s Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee for recommending passage of Missouri’s U.S. Term Limit concurrent resolution (SCR14). SCR14 applies to Congress for the calling of an Article V convention of states to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution regarding term limits for members of Congress.read more
Yesterday, the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District agreed with the Honorable Judge Dan Pelikan’s judgement that the St Charles County Charter Amendment that bans red-light cameras everywhere in the county including the municipalities was constitutional!read more
Last week, the Ninety-Ninth (99)General Assembly was convened. Today, Eric Greitens is sworn is as the Fifty-sixth (56) Governor of the state of Missouri. Missouri is poised to make some big strides toward much needed change.read more
The One-Hundred Fifteenth United States Congress has been sworn in and convened at the nation’s Capital as of noon Eastern time today. Unlike the Missouri General Assembly, the few new members of the Congress will be the result of former members having retired, been defeated in an election or died. Unlike Missouri and fourteen other states, the US Congress has NO term limits. We’ve been practicing the Einstein definition of insanity now for quite some time!read more
Happy New Yearread more
May you know the Joy of the Season!read more
A week from today, the Electors in all 50 states will meet to cast their state’s Electoral votes. The Founders settled on a system that ensured that large states did not dominate the smaller states in determining the leader of the nation preventing the tyranny of the majority.read more
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Americans will go to the polls to cast our ballots on a number of issues from President to dog catcher (assuming anyone can win the latter or the former for that matter).read more
The United for Missouri 2016 Legislative Scorecard is out! How did your legislators do?read more