The Show-Me Report: May 20, 2015

Frontpage Mag: Ferguson Rent-A-Mobs Exposed

Washington Times: Hired Black Lives Matter protesters start #CutTheCheck after being stiffed by ACORN successor group

Townhall: Huh: It Sure Looks Like Some Ferguson Protestors Were Paid To Do So By Liberal Organize Missouri

Fox 2: Protesters arrested outside of St. Louis circuit attorney Jennifer Joyce’s home

Post-Dispatch: St. Louis police release report detailing shooting of VonDerrit Myers Jr.

Show-Me Daily: Show-Me Testimony on Minimum Wage

ABC 17: State auditor, Jackson County court at odds over report

St. Joseph Post: Gas prices increase nationwide, but in Missouri are below national average

Post-Dispatch: Report: Hillary Clinton to campaign in Missouri in June

Show-Me Daily: CEO Says Lack of Ridesharing in Saint Louis Is Embarrassing

Post-Dispatch: Missouri officials: State shouldn’t owe feds for Medicaid rebates

Post-Dispatch: Wagner, Kirk sex trafficking legislation on way to Obama for signature

Post-Dispatch: Efforts to improve Normandy schools have fallen short, state board admits

Post-Dispatch: McClellan: Diehl may have been less a predator, more a buffoon

KSHB: Missouri GOP power shaken by scandal, tragedy

KBIA: Felony Charges Filed in Missouri Early Ballot Fraud Case

KBIA: Jackson County Court at Odds Over State Auditor’s Report

News-Tribune: Missouri fines Aetna for paying for uninsured abortions

St. Joseph Post: Shields elected to lead state school board

Missourinet: Missouri awaits US Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision

By |May 20th, 2015|Missouri Torch, The Show-Me Report|

Not News: AP Headline Shows Incredible Leftist Bias


Maybe it’s just me, but when I read this headline, I thought it was from Progress Missouri.

Nope. It was the Associated Press.

By the way, they didn’t cut it enough.

The safety net is a looter’s term for legalized plunder. The government’s job is secure rights, not redistribute wealth.

By |May 19th, 2015|Missouri Torch|

Pitiful: Republican Sen. Bob Dixon Plotted with Democrats to Kill Right to Work This Year (Audio)

I don’t know how I missed this audio from the Missouri Alliance for Freedom, but the content of it was pointed out to me yesterday while I was in Jefferson City. In an interview a week ago, MAF President Ryan Johnson spoke with Nick Reed on KSGF regarding Sen. Bob Dixon. In the interview, he lays out that Sen. Dixon was actually working with Democrats to kill Right to Work.

Here’s what he said:

Ryan Johnson: You would think that Springfield’s own Senator Bob Dixon would be with us on [Right to Work.] For instance, in the poll that we recently took of Right to Work in MIssouri, we did a statewide poll, a super poll actually, over 10,000 voters voters, general election voters for 2016 were surveyed in this poll, and in the Springfield market alone, 69 percent, 69 percent of Springfield area voters said that they agreed that no American should be required to join any private organization like a labor union against their will. That’s significant. And if I were Sen. Dixon, I would listen to that. And I would not only make sure that voted for Right to Work, but I would make sure that I voted for the PQ, or moving the previous question, to break the likely Democratic filibuster against Right to Work.

Now unfortunately, I’ve heard it on good authority from a variety of sources within the Senate that Sen. Dixon may have been actually collaborating with Democrats working against Right to Work.

Nick Reed: That’s what they call ‘reaching across the aisle.’

RJ: Oh, I’m sorry. Yes. In the spirit of bi-partisanship, he was working against Right to Work. Potentially.

Johnson continued saying if he was wrong, he would be happy to come on the radio and “eat crow” and “apologize.”

He did apologize a week later. For hurting Dixon’s feelings.

Apparently, Dixon didn’t like being outed as a willing collaborator in the fight against Right to Work.

For the record, I have other sources that say Johnson’s claims are true, that Dixon was working with the left to stop Right to Work from passing out of the Senate.

This shows why we can’t have nice things in Missouri. Too many progressive Republicans.

This isn’t the first time I’ve said this about Bob Dixon either.

By |May 19th, 2015|Missouri Torch|

The Show-Me Report: May 19, 2015

The Missouri Times: In Review: the biggest accomplishments of the legislative session

Show-Me Daily: Highway Funding Proposals Stall in Missouri Legislature

KBIA: Missouri Lawmakers Reauthorize Tax to Fund Medicaid

Heartland Connection: Marriage proposal on Missouri Legislature’s last day

Missourinet: Missouri House Speaker: too early to tell if legislature could overturn ‘right to work’ veto

Fox 2: Circuit Attorney: Officer won’t face charges in shooting death of VonDerrit Myers

Fox 2: Read the complete report of the police shooting of VonDerrit Myers

Post-Dispatch: Felony charges filed in fraud case involving Missouri early-voting initiative

Missourinet: Decision on release of Missouri man serving life for pot could come by ‘relatively’ early summer

Kansas City Star: Dave Helling: Not much thought goes into politics now

Connect Mid-Missouri: Governor Nixon releases funds for Trulaske College of Business

KSHB: Gov. Nixon tours Mosby to see flood damage

The Turner Report: Graves: A fence is a good start to solving immigration problem

Post-Dispatch: New public preschools threaten St. Louis private day cares

Fox 2: Jay Z, Beyoncé reportedly posted bail for Ferguson, Baltimore protesters

By |May 19th, 2015|Missouri Torch, The Show-Me Report|

The Show-Me Report: May 18, 2015

Post-Dispatch: 5 major bills passed by the Missouri Legislature

News-Tribune: A look at key bills from Missouri’s 2015 legislative session

Missourinet: Republicans, Democrats assess 2015 Missouri session differently (VIDEOS)

Ozark Area Network: Missouri lawmakers quit early; deadly force bill fails

Post-Dispatch: Legislative session leaves many frustrated, but GOP got some priorities through

The Eagle: Recap of 2015 Mo legislative session

KSHB: Analysis: Mo. Legislative session ends in chaos

The Missourian: Analysis: Months of work by Missouri lawmakers end in chaos

Jefferson County Penknife: Right to Work and End of Session Report

Missourinet: Missouri lawmakers promise review of Capitol intern program

Kansas City Star: Another session, another disappointment when it comes to ethics reform in Jeff City

Connect Mid-Missouri: With session over, all eyes on Nixon

The Eagle: Nixon promises veto of right-to-work

Kansas City Star: Sign or veto? Groups on all sides lobby Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on student transfer bill

Missourinet: Lawmakers assess what Missouri legislature did for Ferguson

Post-Dispatch: Missouri lawmakers pass on dozens of Ferguson-inspired bills

The Gateway Pundit: ‘We gonna just **** you up’- Black #Ferguson Activists Threaten White Liberals for Protest Pay

Post-Dispatch: Ferguson business districts slowly mend after riots

Post-Dispatch: Ferguson shooting leads cop and ex-con to find each other’s humanity

KPLR: Senator Rand Paul says he quietly visited Ferguson during unrest

Fox 2: Hancock & Kelley: John Diehl resigns, MO Legislative session ends, Deadly Amtrak derailment

News-Tribune: Galloway brings financial experience, young perspective to state auditor’s office

Missouri Education Watchdog: The Common Core Graduation Card: Analogy of Common Core PR Schtick?

By |May 18th, 2015|Missouri Torch, The Show-Me Report|

The Show-Me Report: May 15, 2015

Post-Dispatch: Missouri House speaker resigns; intern breaks silence

The Eagle: Done Diehl: Speaker resigns amidst texting scandal

20 Pounds of Headlines: Diehl Resignation Statement

Kansas City Star: Republicans, Democrats react to Diehl departure

ABC 17: Reactions to Missouri House speaker’s plans to resign

PoliticMO: Amid sexting scandal, Republican leaders hold fire while praising Diehl’s exit

PoliticMO: As Diehl exits, House Republicans select Todd Richardson as next speaker

Post-Dispatch: Poplar Bluff Republican tapped for Mo. House speaker

Missourinet: Poplar Bluff state rep. Todd Richardson is next Missouri House Speaker (VIDEO)

St. Louis Activist Hub: The John Diehl Fiasco Was Not An Isolated Incident

News-Tribune: A look at notable events involving Missouri House speakers

Post-Dispatch: Universities plan to use Capitol ‘sexting’ scandal as a teaching moment

Fox 2: Missouri Legislature enters final day of session in turmoil

The Rolla Daily News: Missouri Legislature at a standstill with just 1 day left

News-Tribune: House sends environmental measure to governor

News-Tribune: Schaefer: Special session could change Medicaid

The Eagle: Mo Senate leaders try to break stalemate

Post-Dispatch: Missouri Supreme Court names panel to recommend changes to municipal courts

Fox 2: Missouri Supreme Court forms group to review municipal courts

Post-Dispatch: Blunt, McCaskill support bill pushing back rail-safety system deadline

Post-Dispatch: Clay introduces more Ferguson-related legislation

Fox 2: Normandy superintendent outlines plans for collaborative district

The Eagle: Hartzler helps push anti-abortion bill

By |May 15th, 2015|Missouri Torch, The Show-Me Report|