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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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Right-to-Work Statements: True or False?

Right-to-Work Statements: True or False?

During the discussion of House Bill (HB) 116, commonly known as Worker Freedom or Right to Work (RTW), both as it was being passed during session and leading up to the veto override on September 16th there has been a great deal of misleading and downright false...

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Confronting Missouri’s Growth Deficit

Confronting Missouri’s Growth Deficit

Missouri lags all surrounding states and national average in real per capita income growth. Missourians making $1,867 per year less without RIGHT-TO-WORK Law A study released today clearly demonstrates Missouri’s economic performance lags not only the national average...

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2015 Legislative Scorecard

2015 Legislative Scorecard

The 2015 Legislative Scorecard is now available.

Each year, United for Missouri selects bills that fall into the fiscal responsible, limited government mission of the organization. Bills are selected without regard to how any particular legislator voted. The bills scored have either been voted on by both chambers or by one or the other.

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URGENT: Encourage YOUR legislators to override Governor Nixon’s veto of HB 116!

URGENT: Encourage YOUR legislators to override Governor Nixon’s veto of HB 116!

The Missouri Legislature passed House Bill (HB) 116 the Employee Freedom Act otherwise known as Right-to-Work (RTW) in the 2015 session. Governor Nixon, continuing his downward spiral of making Missouri’s economy less competitive vetoed the bill. He “coincidentally” received $50,000 from unions right after issuing his veto even though he isn’t running for office again.

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“Ft Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce” Numbers Released Today

“Ft Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce” Numbers Released Today

According to David W. Maurer, writing in The Big Con (1940), there was a saying amongst con men: “There’s a mark born every minute, and one to trim ’em and one to knock ’em”. Here ‘trim’ means to rip off, and ‘knock’ means to persuade away from a scam. The meaning is that there is no shortage of new victims, nor of con men, nor of honest men.

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