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URGENT: Stop the Insanity!

URGENT: Stop the Insanity!

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!

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How the Electoral College Prevents Tyranny

How the Electoral College Prevents Tyranny

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.

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What’s the 2016 General Assembly Been Up To?

What’s the 2016 General Assembly Been Up To?

The second session of the 98th General Assembly is about at its half-way mark. The legislature has taken their traditional spring break week and is set to begin the last half of their work on Tuesday afternoon. This is the time of year that citizens need to be ever watchful as the closing of session sometimes yields unexpected and undesired results!

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URGENT: Missouri House Debating Collecting and Sharing Your Healthcare Information!

URGENT: Missouri House Debating Collecting and Sharing Your Healthcare Information!

What do e-bay, Home Depot, Anthem, Sony and the Department of Defense have in common? They have all been hacked! The more your data is shared and stored the more likely it will be hacked. Even though the person in charge of the database where your prescription data records would be kept made the ridiculous claim last year that it couldn’t be hacked, that doesn’t mean your data won’t be released to others who shouldn’t have it.

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2016 Legislative Session Set to Begin

2016 Legislative Session Set to Begin

Another new year has arrived and with it, the second session of the 98th General Assembly is about to begin. The Missouri Constitution dictates that the session begin the first Wednesday after the first Monday in January (January 6, 2016) and end no later than 6 P.M. on the first Friday after the first Monday in May (May 13, 2016).

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Scorecard Update: Veto Session

Scorecard Update: Veto Session

Yesterday the Constitutionally mandated veto session took place. Three bills we scored during session were acted on during veto session. The scores have been updated to reflect those outcomes. The new summary scores (searchable by name, etc.) follow. The detail votes...

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