Monday, January 21, 2019

Ain't No Sunshine In Missouri

Check money line targeting the Republican majority in a worthwhile screed from the only real columnist tackling Missouri issues:

"The Missouri House, controlled by a veto-proof Republican majority, voted to establish a new rule that would allow elected representatives to keep their records shielded from prying eyes. This follows a November vote in the state in which 62 percent of Missourians enshrined into the state’s constitution a new provision that applies the Sunshine Law to state lawmakers. In effect, House Republicans raised their collective middle fingers and pointed them at voters."

Read more:

Messenger: When it comes to Sunshine Law, Missouri is the Show-Me State no more

Roll over in your grave, Willard Duncan Vandiver. Missouri is the Show-Me state no more. Vandiver is the former U.S. Congressman who in a speech in 1899 declared: "I come from a state that raises corn and cotton and cockleburs and Democrats, and frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Clean Missouri Amendment has the rural white male Lawyers in Jefferson City scared shitless!

They know they're going to lose their gerrymandered sinecures as soon as equitable redistricting hits, and they can see the future, which only involves chasing ambulances down dusty gravel roads!