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Jay Nixon State Park Closes; Blogger Calls Park “Missouri’s Most Inaccessible”

February 16th, 2017 by mopns_admin ·

A fitting tribute to probably one of Missouri” worst governors. Former Governor Nixon hasn’t had the best luck when it comes to state parks.

Semissourian.com:

Within the last few days, the Department of Natural Resources website has been updated with this terse notice about Jay Nixon State Park: “Park Closed. No Access. “The news release that announced the park has been deleted from the website as well. So now what? Clearly something is brewing at DNR headquarters, but at this point it’s hard to say what will happen next. Could this be a sign that DNR might abandon the whole idea and sell or auction off the property? Or is the agency waiting to build some trails and facilities before declaring the park “open” again? While we wait for further developments, I can at least share the results of my recent visit to the park. Read more…

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Tags: Jay Nixon · MO Legislature · Uncategorized

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National Columnist: “Jason Kander May Have Made a Big Mistake”

February 15th, 2017 by mopns_admin ·

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After embarrassing himself on national TV a few weeks ago, national political observers are asking what those of us in Missouri have been asking: How can a guy painting himself as a moderate in his Senate race against Senator Blunt last year, now run a group that gets funding from stalwart liberal groups like Planned Parenthood?

Kander leveraged that attention into increasing his national profile with cable news appearances, joining the board of Priorities USA and starting his own voting rights group. But those postelection associations run contrary to the reason why he got this far…Missouri Democrat Jason Kander came close to getting elected to the Senate after he burst onto the scene last year with a memorable campaign ad and a strong challenge to GOP incumbent Roy Blunt. Now Kander is widely viewed as a rising star in the Democratic Party, but his postelection choices may complicate future bids for higher office. Read more…


Tags: Voter Fraud

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Video: Rep. Bill Lant Cuts Off Rod Chapel (NAACP) During Discrimination Hearing

February 15th, 2017 by mopns_admin ·

And this occurs during Black History Month of ALL months! A rural Republican legislator cuts the microphone of the state NAACP leader while he’s describing the bill he’s testifying on as “Jim Crow.”

H/T: Progress Missouri


Tags: MO Legislature

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Rep. Dogan’s African-Style Hair Braiding Legislation Advances

February 15th, 2017 by mopns_admin ·

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Rep. Dogan’s bill has good intentions but to us is unfair to the cosmetologists whose business the hair braiders are taking. Licensed cosmetologists must go thru the expense of hours and hours of training and education while their direct competition does not.

StlToday:

On a day when racial turmoil was simmering in the Capitol, members of the Missouri House gave a thumb’s up to legislation called “pro-black” by its sponsor. Rep. Shamed Dogan, the lone African-American lawmaker on the Republican side of the aisle, said his plan to lift state regulations on African-style hair braiders could trigger the creation of jobs in minority communities if those businesses take the opportunity to expand. Read more…

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Tags: MO Legislature

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Video: Missouri GOP Looks to Engage Minorities

February 15th, 2017 by mopns_admin ·

Missouri Republican Party Chairman Todd Graves, Marc Cox and Chris Arps discuss the Missouri GOP’s outreach to minorities.

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Where’s Claire?

February 10th, 2017 by mopns_admin ·

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Knowing that she will probably be once again the most vulnerable senator up for re-election in 2018, Senator McCaskill skipped out this week on a meeting with the president and instead met with her back home union buddies, specifically the education mafia known as the National Education Association:

McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat who will face a tough re-election fight in 2018, was meeting with members of the Missouri National Education Association during the White House meeting, according to her office. Read more…

Voting against the coal industry, a major Missouri employer, certainly won’t endear her to union mine workers. Or supporting former President Obama’s failed stimulus plan won’t be a plus either. And she can’t pin her hopes on facing the worst U. S. Senate nominee in recent memory either.

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Tags: Senator McCaskill

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