Gorsurch, the Clean Power Plan, and Local Issues

April 7, 2017

 

Debating Trump`s energy policy: Overturning Clean Power Plan...
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has estimated the CPP would have cost $51 billion in annual GDP, along with 224,000 jobs each year. It would have also forced 25 percent of America’s coal…
Border adjustment tax will devastate poor
Our Republican leaders in Washington are about to rewrite federal income tax codes. What they plan will not be good for people who work for a living. From the 1950s through the 1970s the…
Group proposes Missouri vote to ban toll roads
JEFFERSON CITY – A nonprofit has proposed asking Missourians in 2018 whether to ban future tolling on existing state roads. A Better Road Forward, a nonprofit started in March by Warrenton…
Large turnout in St. Louis defeated the soccer stadium
ST. LOUIS * It was well after 11 p.m. Tuesday and the Regency Ballroom at Union Station had cleared after hosting hundreds of soccer fans to watch city election results. About a dozen…
Consumer protection chief takes fire from Wagner, Luetkemeyer
WASHINGTON * Rep. Ann Wagner on Wednesday continued Republicans’ attacks on the chief of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a holdover from the last administration whom conservatives…
Kansas City is already gearing up for streetcar expansion vote
Kansas City transit supporters are gearing up for a streetcar expansion election, seeking to extend the streetcar route from downtown to the University of Missouri-Kansas City. This will be…
Stacy Washington: Expanding school choice
Why are the residents of the Show-Me state required to live in Kansas City or St. Louis in order to have access to charter schools? According to the Missouri Education Reform Plan (created…
Messenger: FBI investigating Missouri legislative dispute...
State Rep. T.J. Berry was driving home from the Capitol on a January afternoon when he received a call from a legislative aide. “You need to get back here,” the aide said. “The FBI was in…
Senate finally confirms gubernatorial appointments after...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After weeks of adamantly postponing the confirmation of Gov. Eric Greitens’ gubernatorial appointees, the Senate voted Thursday to approve them after Greitens visited…
Contractors make case against Prevailing Wage repeal
Union and non-union contractors are voicing their opposition to a Missouri House proposal to eliminate a minimum wage requirement for public works projects. The Coalition of Construction…
AFP: Gorsuch Confirmation Means Rule of Law Will Be Protected -...
The group advocated for Gorsuch throughout his nomination and applied grassroots pressure to secure his confirmation. Arlington, Va. – Americans for Prosperity cheered the Senate’s…
Freedom Partners & Americans for Prosperity Release Border...
Every State Loses Under a 20% Import Tax; Importers to be Hammered with Higher Costs Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners and Americans for Prosperity today released a new study showing the…
Charter Schools: A Mother`s Plea for Her Son
Carmen Ward’s son, Paul, has Asperger’s Syndrome. The Saint Louis public school system was unable to meet Paul’s needs and his academic progress was suffering, so Carmen turned to a charter…
Alinsky vs. The Women`s March on Washington, D.C. - Grassroots...
In case you missed the wall-to-wall media coverage, our nation’s capital was recently flooded with participants for the Women’s March on Washington, D.C. According to their website, this…
McCaskill should put voters over politics, vote to confirm...
I have known Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch for 36 years. We met when we were 13 and transplanted to a high school in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. We had similar stories: Our…
"Chokepoints" Demonstrate Need for New Charter Schools
I grew up in a small town where several elementary and middle schools funneled into a single high school. While this arrangement was great for fostering a sense of community, it was not…
VA Secretary calls for accountability at the VA - Concerned...
For the first time ever, the Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary has called for strong accountability measures at the VA. The VA issued a statement Friday afternoon calling on Congress…
Citizens referendum not impacted by negative ruling on...
Jefferson City – A Citizens Referendum petition to prevent Missouri’s newly signed “right-to-work” law and overturn the Missouri Legislatures action in passing the anti-worker legislation…

Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive or off-topic.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *