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Missouri Opts in to State-Run Drug Distribution! (To Keep Killing Inmates on Death Row)

Missouri Opts in to State-Run Drug Distribution! (To Keep Killing Inmates on Death Row)
Missouri's Attorney General has a novel approach to the looming death penalty drug shortage – have the state build its own lab to mix the stuff. Missouri calls Obamacare too much government intrusion, but now specifically says "market-driven...pressures" should be taken out of the equation. So long as it's to kill people.
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Missouri Dem Casts Vote to Cut Taxes for the Rich and Gut Public Services

Missouri Dem Casts Vote to Cut Taxes for the Rich and Gut Public Services
With their vote to overturn Missouri Gov Jay Nixon, the state legislature voted yesterday to deprive a low-tax, low-service state and its vulnerable citizens of vital revenue; they did it because they're retrograde ideologues or because they're so well paid by folks like billionaire Rex Sinquefield that they just don't care about the consequences for the rest of us.
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MO Senator Fends Off Critics of McCutcheon Decision With (You Guessed It) Bags of Campaign Money

MO Senator Fends Off Critics of McCutcheon Decision With (You Guessed It) Bags of Campaign Money
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, R-MO, got a big affirmation recently when the Supreme Court essentially endorsed the type of big money politics that have provided the bedrock for his political career. It's no surprise then that Blunt is downplaying the impact of the McCutcheon decision.
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MO Newspaper: 'Right-to-Work' Would Ruin Apprenticeships, Lower Wages, Hamper Quality of Work

MO Newspaper: 'Right-to-Work' Would Ruin Apprenticeships, Lower Wages, Hamper Quality of Work
As the Missouri legislature prepares to battle over right-to-work legislation, the Springfield News-Leader reminds us in an op-ed how necessary apprenticeship programs are, and how they would essentially be cut out entirely if the right wing (and ALEC-written) law comes to pass. One of the many back door ways right-to-work guts unions.
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Retired Missouri Millionaire Shills for Far Right: This Time Attacking Teacher Tenure

Retired Missouri Millionaire Shills for Far Right: This Time Attacking Teacher Tenure
Jo Mannies, a St. Louis Beacon political reporter, caught Rex Sinquefield - the ALEC-friendly, organized labor-hating, retired millionaire - at it again. It may not be the Right-to-Work legislation he failed to have his cronies in the legislature push through earlier this year, but it most certainly is anti-labor - this time attacking teacher tenure at Missouri schools.
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Congresswoman: Freedom of Religion Means Imposing Your Views on Everyone Else

Congresswoman: Freedom of Religion Means Imposing Your Views on Everyone Else
Last year, Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler's (R-MO) joined 65 of her colleagues in signing a letter calling attention to the "alarming pattern" of attachks on faith in the Air Force. The letter, according to Rep Todd Akin's (yes, the rape guy) website, calls on Secretary Panetta to issue clear Department of Defense policy guidance, consistent with our Constitution, to preserve the place of religious expression in the military at large...
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Tax Cuts vs Investment: Economic Experiments in the Heartland

Tax Cuts vs Investment: Economic Experiments in the Heartland
Stark contrasts in the economic policies of Texas, Kansas and Missouri will show further evidence of what it takes to lure quality employment — or minimum wage jobs — to a community. Large tax cuts and even larger cuts to education stand in one corner, entrepreneurial businesses offering good salaries may stand in the other. America will see.
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Missouri State Rep Wants DSS to Cease Voter Registration, Despite Federal Law

Missouri State Rep Wants DSS to Cease Voter Registration, Despite Federal Law
Fire up the Mad for the Wrong Reasons Machine: Missouri State Rep. Marsha Haefner (R-095) has expressed her concerns about the over-burdened and under-staffed Department of Social Services (DSS). More exactly, she expressed outrage that the DSS was devoting resources to register its clients to vote. Why spend money on something required by federal law?
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Missouri Condemns Texas Gov Perry's Attempt to Poach Jobs

Missouri Condemns Texas Gov Perry's Attempt to Poach Jobs
Texas Governor Rick Perry (r) is making a trip to Missouri to supposedly poach jobs. The television and radio ad text running in Missouri from a press release from Governor Perry (r):
....This is Texas Governor Rick Perry. Like most businesses, Missouri companies are looking for stability in their state's business environment. Before they invest in the future, they want to know they're investing wisely.
Unfortunately your governor vetoed a bill that would have lowered taxes and controlled wasteful spendin
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Even with Missouri GOP Supermajority, Right-to-Work Unlikely to Pass

Even with Missouri GOP Supermajority, Right-to-Work Unlikely to Pass
Weeks after Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder told attendees of an American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) conference that his state was hoping to enact Right-to-Work legislation, the prospects that reality look grim. Kinder said “Right-to-Work” could be achieved through a ballot measure, but some of his fellow Republicans believe this would inevitably fail and could even cost the party seats in the legislature.
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