Must Read- Jan 10, 2014: Obamacare Orphans, Missouri Tax Lawsuit, Springfield Tax Legislation
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On Tuesday, President Obama said that no one would pick long-term unemployment checks over a job.
- Obama: Nobody wants unemployment checks more than a job. (Washington Post)
Former Springfield council member Nick Ibarra was sentenced to 120 days in prison after two separate incidences.
- Former Springfield councilman Nick Ibarra gets 120 day prison sentence. (KY3)
- Judge orders former Springfield city councilman to serve "shock time." (News-Leader)
- "I did let the community down," says Ibarra in remorseful, exclusive interview. (News-Leader)
People are finding themselves "orphans" under Obamacare with no records of them signing up for insurance.
- 13,000 Obamacare applicants have no records with health insurers. (Breitbart)
- Some find health insurers have no record of them. (ABC News)
A lawsuit has be filed against Gov. Nixon's order on Missouri gay couples filing jointly.
- Joint tax returns from Missouri gay couples spurs suit. (News-Leader)
Al-Qaeda now controls more territory than ever before.
A new law was submitted in Oklaahoma allowing kids to have forms of fake guns in school without getting in trouble.
- Bill aims to make "pop-tart" guns ok at school. (KRMG)
- Oklahoma bill would ease school policies on imaginary, toy guns. (Fox News)
Missouri Legislative Session:
The Locke & Smith Foundation analyzes Missouri legislation for its constitutionality.
Missouri's 2014 legislative session started on Wednesday.
SB 607- Modifies ballot language for the public safety sales tax in Springfield.
- Senate Bill 607
- Senator Bob Dixon R-District 30
- City, lawmaker want to change confusing wording on tax question, but after election. (News-Leader)
SB 507- Modifies the gubernatorial appointment process for acting directors and the process for filling vacancies in certain state public offices.
Annoucements are being made about 4K television at CES.
- Vizio to sell sub-$1,000 50 inch 4K HDTV. (PC Magazine)
- Polaroid debuting $1,000 4K TV at CES. (Engadget)
Maryville Rape Case:
Matthew Barnett, the Missouri teen accused of raping a 14-year-old, pled guilty to misdemeanor child endangerment charges.
- "The case is closed:" no rape charges in Maryville, MO case. (LA Times)
- Maryville teen pleads guilty to endangerment; no sexual assault charge is filed. (Kansas City Star)
In December Target annouced 40 million customers information had been stolen. The number has now increased to 70 million.
- Target says data stolen from 70 million customers. (USA Today)