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Sun Mar 12, 2017, 07:14 PM

'Kiss my ass,' says Missouri Senate pres. called out for carrying water for his millionaire donor

Last month, we took a look at lawmakers currently pushing tort reform in the Missouri Legislature who appear to be motivated primarily by self-interest.

State Sen. Gary Romine, a Republican, is out pushing bills that will cap damages for whistleblowers, force employer-employee disputes into arbitration (rather than the court system), and make it more burdensome to prove discrimination in the workplace. Romine’s company, Show-Me Rent-to-Own, is being sued for discrimination. Among the allegations are that the words “Do not rent to” were written beside a predominantly black residential neighborhood on a map located in the back of the store, and that the word “nigger” was frequently bandied about the workplace.

Then there’s Senate President Ron Richard. A Republican from Joplin, Richard has introduced legislation, SB 5, that would gut consumer protection in the state, making class-action lawsuit almost impossible to bring. “It’s a poison pill designed to eliminate consumer protection in Missouri,” Scott Waddell, a consumer-law attorney in Missouri, told us.

Richard, along with Gov. Eric Greitens, has cashed huge checks from David Humphreys, the president and CEO of TAMKO Building Products, which is based in Richard’s Joplin district. Humphreys wrote Richard a $100,000 check in December, one day before new campaign-cash limits went into effect.

Read more: http://www.pitch.com/news/blog/20854625/kiss-my-ass-says-missouri-senate-president-called-out-for-carrying-water-for-his-millionaire-donor

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Sun Mar 12, 2017, 07:23 PM

1. TexasTowelie, you always post such important state-level GOP crap...

... that Republicans are doing. This is why Democrats need to vote in EVERY state election, as well as ALL Congressional mid-terms, and not just for EVERY Democratic Presidential candidate


Thanks!

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Response to Beartracks (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 12, 2017, 07:28 PM

2. You're welcome.

I do take it as an opportunity to learn and also to spot trends that are occurring around the country. However, I hope that I can occasionally post some good, positive news instead of being a complete cynic. Democrats need to vote in every state election and they also need to field a candidate in every race beginning at the local levels. We've let the GOP get away with too much over the years.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 12, 2017, 10:06 PM

3. Yes!!!

It is so important for us to have a face in local/state elections and government. Thanks for all your great posts.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 12, 2017, 10:13 PM

4. Thank you.

I appreciate getting the feedback. There are some occasions when I wonder if it is worth all of the effort, so knowing that other people find the information useful (or humorous or uplifting) makes it a justifiable commitment of time and energy.

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