Must Read- April 16, 2013: Missouri Concealed Carry, Walmart, Common Core
As new information is coming out regarding the Boston Marathon Bombing, the FBI is interviewing a person of interest.
- FBI grills Saudi man in Boston Bombing. (New York Post)
- Person of interest's apartment searched. (Politico)
- Feds raid apartment, police seek rental van. (Yahoo News- Christian Science Monitor)
- Bombs packed with ball bearings. (Reuters)
- Death toll at 3 in Boston Marathon bombing, seen by White House as terrorism. (Fox News)
Secretary of State John Kerry says foreign students are not coming to the United States because they are scared of gun violence.
- John Kerry's claim that foreign students are "scared" of US gun violence. (Washington Post)
- John Kerry: Guns in US scare foreigners. (Politico)
Petitioners against a new Walmart Neighborhood Market on Grand and Campbell turn in an additional 281 signatures after being 43 short.
- Walmart foes in Springfield force action on rezoning. (News-Leader)
Gov. Nixon said they will no longer scan documents related to concealed carry permits.
- NEW INFO: Missouri stops scanning CCW certificates. (KSDK)
Brian Long, Director of the Missouri Department of Revenue has resigned after his office is being accused of giving concealed carry permit information to the federal government.
- Missouri Revenue Chief quits amid concealed gun permits scandal. (Yahoo News)
- Revenue director steps down amid document scanning controversy. (Missourinet)
The Social Security office is reversing their statement that they could open the disc with information and names of Missouri concealed carry permit holders.
- Reversal: US investigator could not read list of MO CCW permit holders; legislators still want probe. (KY3)
- Feds reverse position, says second CCW list wasn't readable. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Missouri Highway Patrol Colonel Ron Replogle does not believe they violated any state laws, however he believes the way Concealed Carry permit owners information was given was not the best way.
Contact Missouri's Attorney General and let him know your thoughts on this issue.
Missouri Attorney General, Chris Koster (D), is planning his upcoming run for governor and has reported over $400,000 in his campaign account.
- Attorney General Chris Koster preparing to run for Missouri governor. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
- Koster reports more than $400,000 in campaign funds. (St. Louis Business Journal)
The Environmental Protection Agency admitted to releasing personal information of farmers to environmental groups.
Things we didn't mention this morning:
Missouri Education/ Common Core:
Common Core standards are coming to Missouri. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) will be holding meetings statewide about Common Core.
- DESE to hold meeting in Springfield regarding Common Core. (KSGF)
- Missouri education officials to hold public meeting on education standards. (KY3)
Missouri Department of Education says it needs more money and is short about a billion dollars.
The City of St. Louis has reduced the penalties for possession of Marijuana.
- Reduction in Marijuana penalties approved by St. Louis Board of Aldermen. (St. Louis Post- Dispatch)
A Ron Paul delegate was arrested during the St. Charles County 2012 MO caucus. The ACLU has now filed a lawsuit on his behalf.
- Lawsuit filed over Ron Paul delegate's arrest at 2012 MO GOP presidential caucus. (KY3)
- St. Peters sued over caucus arrest. (St. Louis Post- Dispatch)