The Show-Me Report: December 29, 2014

Post-Dispatch: Protester who advocates peace charged with setting fire at Berkeley QT

LA Times: Well-known Ferguson activist charged with arson, burglary

KMOV: Ferguson business owners take boards down, hopeful for future

St. Joseph Post: Mo. police violence protest march ends, closes monument

News-Tribune: Ferguson police spokesman suspended after remark

Post-Dispatch: Missouri unlikely to join GOP-led states expanding Medicaid

Jefferson County Penknife: JeffCo Court Stunt?

Kansas City Star: Campaign pursues a Missouri tobacco tax increase for early childhood health and education

Post-Dispatch: Campaign pursues a Missouri tobacco tax increase

Lee’s Summit Journal: Rep. Grisamore’s son hurt in attack

The Missouri Times: Rep. Grisamore’s son home from hospital

Connect Tri-States: School transfers a priority for lawmakers

Kansas City Star: Lawmakers: Missouri student transfer issue unresolved

Ozark Area Network: Congressman Smith Praises Extension of Tax Code

Ozark Area Network: Missouri Lawmakers Uncertain About Budget Powers

Kansas City Star: New Hampshire senator to speak to MO Republicans in KC

Kansas City Star: Missouri at center of highway guardrail safety debate

News-Tribune: Republicans woo McCaskill, other moderates

Post-Dispatch: Dooley reflects on 36 years of public service

Kansas City Star: TheChat: John Diehl OKs campaign disclosure law

Fox 2: Recount of the St. Louis County Executive race raises ballot integrity questions

The Missourian: Legislators propose bills addressing law enforcement standards and community relations

The Show-Me Report: December 29, 2014

The TorchCast #2: Keith Carmichael on The Convention of States (Video)

There are a lot of questions surrounding the idea of the states calling an Article 5 convention to amend the United States Constitution.

Should we worry about a runaway convention? Is that possible?

Is it a threat to the Second Amendment?

Is it a Con-Con?

Keith Carmichael is the Missouri Director for the Convention of States movement. He spoke with me for 20 minutes about the effort and answers these questions.

The TorchCast #2: Keith Carmichael on The Convention of States (Video)

The Show-Me Report: December 24, 2014

Missourinet: Columbia police investigate ‘brutal’ assault of Nat. Guardsman, son of Missouri state Rep. Jeff Grisamore

The Eagle: Son of State Rep. attacked at Columbia bar

Fox 4: Outgoing Mo. state representative says son was badly beaten by two attackers

ABC 17: Ferguson’s lone black councilman: Normal didn’t work

Post-Dispatch: Ferguson’s sole black councilman is confident change is coming

Right Wing News: THANKS Ferguson Looters! First K-Mart, now Big Lots CLOSING in Ferguson

The Missourian: ACLU sues after Ferguson protester gets detention

Post-Dispatch: Ferguson Commission releases more details about hiring of director

Post-Dispatch: Berkeley officer kills suspect who pulled gun; police say victim was ‘known’ to police

Fox 2: Surveillance video released of fatal officer involved shooting in Berkeley

ABC 17: Protest turns violent at scene of Missouri shooting

Ozark Area Network: Sen. Blunt’s Staff to Hold Mobile Office Event in Eminence

KMOV: Raw video: Explosion at scene of Berkeley protests

KBIA: Lawmakers Produce Ideas Responding To Ferguson Unrest — But Can They Deliver?

Connect Mid-Missouri: Nixon wants to go to Cuba

News-Tribune: Missouri to explore agriculture exports to Cuba

Kansas City: US consumer spending up solid 0.6 pct. in November

JeffCo Tea Party: Center For Self Governance Level One Training

Kansas City InfoZine: Missouri Sues California Telemarketer for Violating Missouri’s No Call Law

The Show-Me Report: December 24, 2014

The Show-Me Report: December 23, 2014

Missouri Business Alert: Anheuser-Busch taps Kit Bond’s lobbying firm in push to cut beer tax

Fox 2: Springfield mayor predicts ‘very’ tight budget

KBIA: Missouri’s Prison Garden Program Donates Record Haul Of Fresh Produce To The Needy

KBIA: Senator Blunt Says More EPA Regulation Will Be Costly For Missouri

Fox 2: New Missouri law relating to breast cancer goes into effect January 1st

Kansas City Star: Liberty Memorial is now officially the nation’s memorial to WWI

West Central MO Info: 12/22-Agriculture and Economic Development in Rural MO

KBIA: First-Ever National Coal Ash Regs Disappoint Missouri Environmentalists

The Pitch: Jay Nixon quick to issue statement on New York cop killing, not as fast on civilian deaths in his home state

Kansas City InfoZine: Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture Honors Agriculture Leaders

KSHB: How Nonprofit Hospitals Seize Patients’ Wages

St. Joseph Post: Mo. A+ college scholarship program to see funding cuts

The Missourian: Audit criticizes closed meetings of Missouri Accountancy Board

Post-Dispatch: Ferguson’s sole black councilman is confident change is coming

Post-Dispatch: Ferguson Commission picks a managing director and receives a $150,000 donation

KMOV: Molotov cocktails thrown at home in North St. Louis

KPLR: St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department on guard after killings in New York

The Show-Me Report: December 23, 2014

Missouri Alliance for Freedom Lays Out Its 2015 Legislative Priorities

The Missouri Alliance for Freedom sent out an email recently, outlining what they consider their “general priorities and interests” for the upcoming legislative session. Here they are:


I gotta admit, I’m in complete agreement with those priorities, though some are more exciting than others to me.

First, the expansion of parental options in public schools is a must. It’s high on my priorities too, and should be for the Missouri Republican Party too.

Second, the Parental Rights Amendment is important also. Sad that it’s needed, but it is.

And finally, the Convention of States. The more I look into this, the more I get behind it.

Which priorities are important to you this coming year?

Missouri Alliance for Freedom Lays Out Its 2015 Legislative Priorities

The TorchCast #1: Sen. Kurt Schaefer Discusses Amendment 5, Felons and Ferguson (Video)

As I announced this morning in the newsletter, I’ve begun production of a series of videos for The Missouri Torch, beginning with The TorchCast, a 10-15 minute weekly interview with players in the Missouri political scene. This week, I had the pleasure of speaking with Sen. Kurt Schaefer regarding the lawsuit currently being discussed in the Missouri Supreme Court regarding a felons right to bear arms under the Missouri Constitution. We also talked about the new committee doing the investigation into Gov. Nixon’s botched handling of the Ferguson situation. Sen. Schaefer was voted to be chair of that committee.

Here’s the first of hopefully many. Let me know what you think in the comments:

The TorchCast #1: Sen. Kurt Schaefer Discusses Amendment 5, Felons and Ferguson (Video)

The Show-Me Report: December 22, 2014

The Gateway Pundit: SHOCK VIDEO>>> #Ferguson Protesters Chant “Pigs in a Blanket” After Two NYC Police Officers Executed

Weasel Zippers: #Ferguson ‘Protesters’ Chant Death Threat, “Pigs In A Blanket”, Same Threat From Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley

KMOV: St. Louis police vehicle overturned in downtown St. Louis

KPLR: Off-duty police officer shot in North St. Louis

Fox 4: KC protesters arrested for blocking traffic on I-70

The Eagle: Michael Brown’s family condemns shootings of NYC officers

Kansas City Star: MO lawmaker wants Ferguson probe to include prosecutor

KMBC: Missouri lawmakers say abortion bills not top goal

Missourinet: Advocate urges Gov. Nixon: release money for internet crimes units

Missourinet: Legislators want to make changing Missouri’s Constitution harder

Fox 2: US Rep. Smith asks Obama to preserve levee plan

St. Joseph Post: McCaskill-backed Security Clearance Bill Clears the Senate

Connect Tri-States: Auditor finds few faults with Missouri ag agency

The Rolla Daily News: Congressman Jason Smith Capitol Report: Fighting for Rural Missouri

Post-Dispatch: How St. Louis-area members of Congress voted Dec. 1-5

The Show-Me Report: December 22, 2014

The Show-Me Report: December 19, 2014

The Missouri Times: PRESS RELEASE: Senator Eric Schmitt Releases Statement on Attorney General Koster’s Action on Municipal Courts

Post-Dispatch: St. Louis municipal court will consider violator’s ability to pay when ordering fines

Missouri Business Alert: Missouri farmers see potential in Cuba

Post-Dispatch: Missouri law limiting cost of anti-cancer pills starts Jan. 1

The Eagle: Sen. Blunt not happy about Cuba agreement

Bob McCarty Writes: Which United States Senator Sent This Message?

St. Joseph Post: Sen. Blunt joins legal action against Obama’s executive amnesty

Show-Me Daily: More On the Minimum Wage

The Turner Report: ACLU sues Ferguson-Florissant School District

Lee’s Summit Journal: Missouri names education leader; McGehee not happy

Post-Dispatch: Nixon, lawmakers agree revenue in fiscal year 2016 likely to grow 3.6 percent

Missourinet: Missouri governor, legislators agree on revenue projections

News-Tribune: Missouri home care workers ask for higher pay

St. Joseph Post: Nixon: Home care workers to get a pay hike

St. Joseph Post: Mo. secretary of state touting smaller budget

Post-Dispatch: St. Louis activist Packnett on Obama policing commission

The Pitch: One Struggle KC is holding two ‘Black Lives Matter’ events in Kansas City this weekend

Kansas City Star: Peter Kinder is growing impatient with Eric Holder’s Ferguson investigation

KPLR: Eric Holder called-out over Ferguson investigation in open letter by Peter Kinder

The Missourian: Leader of Oregon’s marijuana movement sets sights on Missouri

News-Tribune: Newseum to display items from Ferguson protests

Southeast Missourian: Obama commutes Kennett man’s sentence in 2004 drug case

News-Tribune: Stream seeks recount in St. Louis County exec race

Missourinet: Missouri bill would criminalize posting ads tied to human trafficking

The Show-Me Report: December 19, 2014