The United for Missouri 2016 Legislative Scorecard is out! How did your legislators do?read more
Do you really know what it cost for us to celebrate today?read more
Unfortunately, “a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas” isn’t limited to television. The Missouri legislature engages in such things from time to time.read more
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!read more
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.read more
The 2nd Regular Session of the 98th General Assembly begins at noon today. The last couple of days, we have addressed the beginning of this year’s legislative session and some of the issues to be watched as the session unfolds.read more
Yesterday we addressed the beginning of this year’s legislative session. You can read more about that by clicking here.
Today we start covering a few of the issues we will be watching and asking our members to become engaged as the session moves along.
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).read more
Happy New Year!read more
Merry Christmas!read more
Our friends over at www.mofirst.org share an insightful piece on the Syrian refugee crisis. Ron Calzone writes about the Constitutional as well a Biblical approach to the issue. We think you will find it interesting and revealing.read more
Judge Daniel Pelikan issued his Final Judgement and Order in Jim Pepper, et al., v St. Charles County Missouri, et al. finding in favor of the voters of St Charles County.read more
In Scorecard Update: Veto Session, we provided the updated scores for legislators based on the evaluated bills that were taken up in veto session. There was not much change in the Senate but lots of changes in the House. Three senators increased their scores because...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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.read more
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.read more
Stand up for the free-market, and your right to use, give away or resell your tickets however you choose. Click here to urge your Lawmakers to vote Yes on House Bill (HB) 939 Not All Attacks on Private Property Rights Come from Government! Most of the...read more
When the legislative session begins we usually have items of interests that we intend to monitor, educate our members on and activate them on as needed. Often times these issues are supplemented by “new” ones that pop up as session starts to roll.read more
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.read more