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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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Myths and Half-truths: New Stadium Proposal

Myths and Half-truths: New Stadium Proposal

As the new stadium proposal is discussed, many people have either read, been told or just think so many things that aren’t accurate or true. Here’s a list of the most common Myths and Half-truths about the new stadium proposal. It will be updated as more Myths and Half-truths present themselves.

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How Important are Optics?

How Important are Optics?

The legislative session is rolling along. More tax reform being proposed, Medicaid expansion being opposed for the most part and of course the Governor is proposing to build us all a brand new stadium in St Louis! Are you excited yet?

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Wrong Way Jay’s Turn Tonight

Wrong Way Jay’s Turn Tonight

If you didn't watch President Obama's State of the Union (SOTU) address last night you're not alone. More people watch the Super Bowl, at least the commercials, than tune in to the President's annual "it's everybody else's fault but mine -- here take this from them"...

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Merry Christmas from the Grinch!

Merry Christmas from the Grinch!

Now that takes some chutzpah to sue your own citizens, 3 of 4 residents live in municipalities in they county, which means they will get to pay twice for the lawsuit. Once with their city taxes and again with the taxes they pay the County.

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