Monday, May 27, 2019

No Transparency In Clay County?!?!

An important look at secretive politics in the Northland as the fight over good government has many angles and players lurking behind the scenes. Read more:

Lobbyist spending questioned in Clay County

Hide Transcript Show Transcript REPORTER: IF YOU'RE ONE OF THE NEARLY QUARTER MILLION PEOPLE THAT LIVE IN CLAY COUNTY, YOU MAY NOT KNOW, YOUR'RE PAYING FOR TWO JEFFERSON CITY LOBBYING FIRMS. AND JUST WHAT DO THOSE LOBBYISTS DO FOR $7,000 PER MONTH? WE ASKED CLAY COUNTY COMMISSIONER GENE OWEN LAST WEEK.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG, um, the county has had lobbyists since the 1980s. As a first class county, the Missouri Association of Counties focus on small counties or 108 of the 114 counties that aren’t first class.

#muchadoaboutnothing

Anonymous said...

White trash politics.

Anonymous said...

@7:56 as a Clay County resident, let me assure you that Clay County is also one of those Counties that is not "first class" especially since Ridgeway and Owen started their shenanigans.

Sheer Trash!

Anonymous said...

Lol, 10:19, based on assessed value Clay is described in Missouri statutes as a first class county. Just like Jackson, Greene, St. Charles, St. Louis and Jefferson.

So yes, it’s a first class county, but the Chief Petitioner doesn’t care about facts.

Anonymous said...

@10:27 I think everyone knows based on assessed values Clay County is a first-class county. What 10:19 was referring to was the way Gene and Luann are governing the county. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

What’s really funny is the folks who hate the lobbyists don’t seem to comprehend, AGAIN, that the lobbyists were very successful for the commissioners who hired them.....why ? Lol.... how did the recall bill do in jeff City that the Chief Petitioner was hailing? Oh wait, it died, aka lobbyist posted another kill.

You kindergarteners keep it up against Luann, you will get checkmated all the time.

Jason Withington said...

"You kindergarteners"...why hide behind anonymous?