Monthly Archive: November 2018

Nov 12

Energy and Business: Looking Ahead to 2019

by Mike Ferguson, (St. Charles, MO) – The elections are behind us and now the focus is gearing up for the 2019 Missouri Legislative Session, which begins in about a month and a half. Renew Missouri wants to see state laws and incentives changed when it comes to renewable energy, specifically solar power. Executive Director …

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Nov 12

Election Preview: The Case Against Amendment 1 and Assessing Missouri Politics

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by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO – A few weeks ago, State Rep. Tracy McCreery (D) argued for Amendment 1, what supporters call “Clean Missouri”. This week, former US Senator Jim Talent (R) provides the case against the measure. Talent leads Missourians First, which opposes the proposal that would make minor changes to campaign finance …

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Nov 12

State Treasurer Eric Schmitt

by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – He’s responsible for balancing the state’s checkbook, so to speak. And Eric Schmitt (R) says some important decisions need to be made now to make sure the checkbook balances out in the years to come. Specifically, Schmitt says the state’s public pensions need to be reexamined and changes …

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Nov 12

Election 2018: Ballot Issue Decisions and Auditor Candidate Saundra McDowell (R)

by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – It’s an “off year” election that has the feel of a Presidential election year in Missouri. We’re deciding a variety of issues on the ballot including medical (and recreational) marijuana, a proposed increase to the state’s minimum wage, and a plan to overhaul how state legislative district lines …

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Nov 12

Investing in Digital Infrastructure and Teaching Common Sense Economics

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by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – As business, education, economy, and health care evolve at a proverbial break-neck pace, the future of high speed online access is being thought of the same way we think of physical infrastructure. This week, ATT Missouri* President Craig Unruh updates us on the implementation of broadband access upgrades …

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Nov 12

Missouri Politics Update: A View From Both Sides of the Aisle

by Mike Ferguson (St. Charles, MO) – 2018 has been a bizarre year in Missouri’s politics. What’s ahead in 2019? This week, State Senator (and now State Representative-Elect) Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D) and State Representative Shamed Dogan (R) give their thoughts on the pros and cons of the legislative work done this year. They also discuss …

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