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Jun 21, 2012 · Missouri is our next state to have produced a Chief Executive. The 33rd President of the United States, Harry S. Truman was born in the state and Independence is the location of the Truman Presidential Library. The current Governor of Missouri is Jay Nixon, a Democrat. The Senators for Missouri are currently split - one Republican and one Democrat.
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Missouri Governor Lilburn Boggs raised a state militia unit to attack the Mormons, and he issued Missouri Executive Order 44, which read in part: The Mormons must be treated as enemies and must be exterminated or driven from the state if necessary for public peace.
Mar 13, 2020 · The Governor of Missouri is Jay Nixon, anti-gun. He’s the one that did the best barry impersonation “The police acted stupidly” when the Police officer shot thug Michael Brown. Jay promised swift justice for Michael.
May 17, 2018 · Last week, the Missouri Ethics Commission fined former Governor Eric Greitens for nothing. Literally, they fined him for doing nothing wrong. Even CNN finds the Missour Ethics Commission unethical and repulsive: A Missouri panel “found no evidence of any wrongdoing” by former Gov. Eric Greitens following a nearly 18-month investigation into allegations of misconduct by his 2016 ...
- What's in Amendment 1?
- What's Going on with The Maps?
- How Would The New System Work?
- There's A Lot Going on Here
- What About Lawmakers' Records and The Sunshine Law?
- What About The Lobbying Parts?
- Who's Paying For It?
If it makes it to the ballot and is approved by voters, Amendment 1 would make a number of changes to Jefferson City politics. It would slightly reduce how much money statehouse candidates can accept from each donor per election. Senators and representatives would be constitutionally barred from soliciting contributions on state property. Lobbyist gifts to lawmakers would be capped at $5 per present. Also, statehouse politicians would have to wait two years after serving in office before taking a paid lobbying job. The amendment also would explicitly make legislative records subject to the Sunshine Law and would change how Missouri's political maps are drawn. MORE:Letters for 9/21: Amendment 1, Social Security and more
Which statehouse and congressional candidates Missourians get to vote on in each election depends on the invisible district lines divvying up the state into political subdivisions. Some political maps are obvious — for statewide candidates, the boundaries are Missouri's borders. But for representation in Jefferson City, district boundaries are redrawn every decade after the Census report comes out. A panel of bipartisan commissioners picked by the governor is supposed to submit a map plan, but only if 70 percent of them agree. If not, the Missouri Supreme Court picks six judges from appeals courts to draw the maps. Amendment 1 would upend this process, redefining the role of Missouri's state demographer and requiring that districts be drawn based on "partisan fairness" and "competitiveness." This amendment would not affect how Missouri's districts for the U.S. House of Representatives are drawn. Those Congressional districts would continue to be drawn by state lawmakers themselves.
First, Amendment 1 would create a selection process for the position of "non-partisan state demographer," who would be responsible for drafting legislative maps. Nominees for the five-year demographer position would be put forward by the state auditor. That partisan position is now held by Nicole Galloway, a Democrat up for election who took over for deceased Republican Auditor Tom Schweich in 2015. The state auditor would propose at least three names to the top Republican and Democrat in the Missouri Senate. If the legislative leaders agree on a name, the selection process ends there. If there's no consensus, each party's Senate leader could remove one-third of the auditor's nominees, and the auditor would then select the demographer from the remainder through a lottery. The districts, once drawn, would have to have about the same number of people living within them, similar to the current maps. Amendment 1 would inject some new language to: 1. Prevent districts from being "drawn w...
Whether Amendment 1 makes it to the ballot remains to be seen, as the proposal has been challenged in court for trying to do too much. The Missouri Constitution prohibits proposals that try to cram multiple unrelated issues into a single bill or amendment, a process referred to as "logrolling." Two lawsuits are pending in state court challenging the constitutionality of Amendment 1 on the grounds that it contains at least two and as many as 20 discrete changes. Clean Missouri argues that Amendment 1 deals with only one subject: The state legislature. A Cole County judge ruled that the group contains at least two different subjects and is invalid, knocking it off the November ballot. An attorney for Clean Missouri appealed and won an order keeping the measure on the ballot until the lawsuit is complete. The case was argued last week in appellate court in Kansas City. The decision was reversed — a win for the Clean Missouri camp — as the appeals court cited precedent that initiative p...
The Missouri House and Senate are subject to the Sunshine Law, meaning that hearings generally are open and records of government business can be requested by the public. But it's long been the position of the Missouri General Assembly that individual state lawmakers are not subject to the Sunshine Law, Missouri's statutes governing open records and meetings. As such, state lawmakers have resisted calls or requests to release documents such as their official emails. One point of caution they often raise is that — notwithstanding the ability to redact certain information — opening up lawmakers' emails could endanger the privacy of constituents reaching out to their representatives.MORE:Details: Threats of violence Springfield police investigated during 2017-18 year Generally, communications using state email systems are subject to public disclosure, and public records range from copies of contracts to official calendars to parking logs. Much of this information requires a written req...
Right now, public officials can accept gifts from lobbyists without any real restriction. Amendment 1 would prohibit lawmakers and their staff from accepting any gifts valued at more than $5. Also, lawmakers would have to cool off for two years after their last session in Jeff City prior to becoming a paid lobbyist. This raises the question of whether getting coffee, meals, or sports tickets from professional advocates leads lawmakers to sponsor specific language or vote a certain way. Most Springfield-area state lawmakers accept lobbyist gifts. Rep. Elijah Haahr, who is positioned to be Missouri's next House Speaker, has led the way in 2018 among local legislators by receiving about $2,081, with another $636 given to his staff or family. About $300 of that was for a July dinner at Flame Steakhouse for Haahr, his wife and two staffers, according to the Missouri Ethics Commission. Some lawmakers — including Springfield Reps. Crystal Quade and Curtis Trent and Nixa Sen. Jay Wasson — h...
As is typical for a Missouri election, millions of dollars have been spent on Amendment 1. Clean Missouri has raised more than $2 million in support of the proposal. Big chunks of its funding have come from groups that usually back Democratic politicians and causes, including labor unions, Planned Parenthood affiliates, and a group linked to liberal mega-donor George Soros. Many smaller contributions — $5 here, $10 there — have come from ordinary Missourians, according to the Missouri Ethics Commission's data. MORE:CLEAN Missouri's anti-corruption crusade backed by big bucks from unions Another pro-Amendment 1 group, the generic-sounding "2018 Ballot Fund," has reported just one contribution, but it's a big one — $400,000 in July from the Civic Participation Action Fund, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., with the mission of "increasing participation in elections and the democratic process, particularly among people of color," according to its website. We Are Missouri, a union-b...
(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Governor Mike Parson has ordered the Missouri State Capitol dome and Missouri Governor’s Mansion to shine pink beginning Friday, October 9, 2020, through Sunday, October 11, 2020, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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