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Thu Feb 26, 2015, 04:50 AM

Missouri legislators vote to lower workers’ wages

Jefferson City – Buoyed by an overwhelming Republican majority, the Missouri House, for the first time ever, approved a right-to-work bill Feb. 12 that curbs union rights.

The state’s Workforce Standards and Development Committee also took up two paycheck deception measures, also sponsored by Republicans.

The right-to-work measure combines House Bills HB116 and HB569 and would apply to all unions. But the 91-64 vote was far short of the 109 needed to withstand a veto from Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.

The measure is moving to the Missouri Senate, where it faces a possible Democratic filibuster.

http://labortribune.com/missouri-legislators-vote-to-lower-workers-wages/

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Sherman A1 Feb 2015 OP
gordianot Feb 2015 #1
Arkansas Granny Feb 2015 #3
gordianot Feb 2015 #4
Arkansas Granny Feb 2015 #5
Divernan Feb 2015 #2

Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 05:00 AM

1. For all his faults Jay Nixon is the buffer to MO Radical Republicans.

I hate to think what life in Missouri would be like with a Republican Governor.

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Response to gordianot (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 06:28 AM

3. You can get an idea by looking south of Missouri border to Arkansas.

Our new Republican Governor allowed a bill to become law that will prohibit towns and cities from enacting anti-discrimination ordinances.

http://law.pitt.edu/

Arkansas bill prohibiting local anti-discrimination ordinances becomes law

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 11:42 AM

4. I had not heard that one.

Missouri did pass a bill that would have barred selected Federal Agencies from enforcement in Missouri, Nixon vetoed it. Republicans knew it was unconstitutional. It was also secession although it did not use the specific wording. The border State Missouri never really learned the lessons from the 1860's. It is good that Lincoln's grave is encased in concrete the sound of him spinning must be unsettling.

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Response to gordianot (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 11:53 AM

5. We're slipping backwards at a rapid rate. The teavangelicals are in complete control down here.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Thu Feb 26, 2015, 06:24 AM

2. The stupid - it spreads, from Kansas to Missouri, that is.

I used to visit an old friend who'd been transferred to KCMO (Kansas City MO) for several years - a great city in many ways, but the hatred of all things liberal, and the racism of many of the locals with whom she worked (throughout the state) really upset her. Typically these bigots were minimally educated and abysmally untraveled. In other words, so very easily manipulated by fear-mongering Republicans.

2 of KCMO's 3 congressmen are Republican.

Governor of Missouri
The current Governor of Missouri is Democrat Jay Nixon. He was sworn into the Office of Governor on January 12th, 2009. Jay Nixon is 59 years old and serving his second elected term as Governor.
His Missouri Gubernatorial seat will be up for regular election on November 8th, 2016.
Jay Nixon is not eligible for re-election in 2016 due to state term restrictions.

2016 Missouri Gubernatorial Elections
2016 Democratic Primary Candidates
Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Chris Koster, Attorney General of Missouri
Democratic Gubernatorial candidate. Joe Maxwell, former Lieutenant Governor of Missouri

2016 Republican Primary Candidates
Randy Asbury, former Missouri State Representative

Catherine Hanaway, former Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives
Tom Schweich, Missouri State Auditor
2016 Third Party or Independent Candidate
Independent Gubernatorial candidate, Les Turulli, Jr.

Senior U.S. Senator from Missouri
The current Senior U.S. Senator from Missouri is Democrat Claire McCaskill.
She was sworn into the Office of U.S. Senator on January 3rd, 2007.
Claire McCaskill is 61 years old and serving her second elected term as U.S. Senator.
Her Missouri senatorial seat will be up for regular election on November 6th, 2018.
Claire McCaskill is eligible for re-election in 2018 and has announced her candidacy.

Junior U.S. Senator from Missouri
The current Junior U.S. Senator from Missouri is Republican Roy Blunt.
He was sworn into the Office of U.S. Senator on January 3rd, 2011.
Roy Blunt is 65 years old and serving his first elected term as U.S. Senator.
His Missouri senatorial seat will be up for regular election on November 8th, 2016.
Roy Blunt is eligible for re-election in 2016 and has announced his candidacy.

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