Must Read- April 25, 2013: Missouri Concealed Carry, McCaskill's Empy Chair Interview, Pressure Cookers Pulled
Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) Image by US Senate Photo
Williams-Sonoma has pulled pressure cookers from their shelves in respect for Boston Bombing victims.
Senator McCaskill is part of an investigative subcommittee on financial oversight. Yesterday, at a hearing, she questioned two empty chairs to show alleged malfeasance in the medical equipment industry.
- McCaskill's star witness at first hearing: two empty chairs. (News-Leader)
- McCaskill hearing targets medical equipment sales tactics. (St. Louis Business Journal)
Liberals mock Clint Eastwood talking to an empty chair representing Presidnt Obama at the Republican National Convention.
- Clint Eastwood's speech: Movie star talks to an empty chair. (Huffington Post)
Here is the new Missouri Lottery commercial "maggie" promoting Harley-Davidson scratchers.
Greene Co. Representative Eric Burlison has submitted a sunshine law request for records related to the scanning and sharing of personal information of Missouri citizens.
Representative Nick Marshall filed a remonstrance.
- DOR scandal: Rep. Nick Marshall calls for state investigators. (Missouri Tenth)
- Remonstrance Signatures... the highlighted red are Republicans that didn't sign it. Springfield & surrounding communities start on page 3.
Missouri's Attorney General, Chris Koster, says he will not look into the issue of scanning and sharing Missouri residents personal information because the facts keep changing.
- Nixon subpoenaed to testify in concealed carry document suit. (Southeast Missourian)
MorfoTrust is the company that Missouri contracted out to collect the data from Missouri citizens.
- MorfoTrust facial recognition contract with state of Missouri in question. (Biometric Update)
- Missouri photo biometric program up in the air. (St. Louis Business Journal)
- MO photo biometric plan in limbo. (The Daily Statesman)
Author of the week:
Blood of Tyrants reveals the surprising details of our Founding Fathers' approach to government and this history's impact on today.
Marketplace Fairness Act:
- Internet sales tax embraced by no-tax Republicans. (Yahoo News)
- Marketplace Fairness Act
- Senate Bill 336
Things we didn't get to this morning:
Kroger may cut hours for employees so they are under the Obamacares new "full time" standard of 30 hours.
- Grocery chain may cut hours in response to affordable care act. (Job Creators Network)
A Springfield woman has been arrested after several threatening emails and a post on facebook about "want(ing) to blow up the utility company."
- IRS issued billions of dollars in improper refunds, report says. (Washington Post)