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Twitter Updates for 2009-04-29

  • AB In Bev headquarter staying in Belgium. Moving to Samuel Adams beer from now on. #
  • CFtweet: $10,000 from Emerson Electric Co to MO DEMOCRATIC STATE COMMITTEE on 04/28/2009 #
  • RT @PresReed: Latest pics from Obama visit. http://bit.ly/NpQaC #
  • “Are you an offensive player, or a defensive player?” Senator Bartle to Senator Lembke, on MO court plan. Sounds like a brutal chess game. #
  • Good pics of AirForce One (no low fly-bys) on http://www.stlouiscore.com thanks @PresReed #
  • thr’s nothing “Gone Mild” abt opposing HJR10 on MO Court Plan; they claim it only increases political consultant roles. http://bit.ly/Ze8UM #
  • MO Gaming Commission “Lucy” pulling the revenue “football” from Proposition A again. St. Joseph News Press discusses. http://bit.ly/HJXFZ #
  • CraigsList dances on “erotic services” online ad section with Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster. KMOX reports. http://bit.ly/32Eou #
  • Missouri Major League Baseball All Star squeeze play in July: Will Branson Tourism dollars go to St. Louis instead? http://bit.ly/h2i8u #
  • UM President Gary Foresee doesn’t want second amendment supporters packing heat on campus. http://bit.ly/kQPXt #
  • Jefferson City – 4 citizens unfamiliar w/ lobbying the MO State Senate the last 3 weeks, hre’s a movie rec’d http://bit.ly/kLiUZ #
  • Al Franken hires chief of staff Norm Littman, former legislative advisor to Senator Barbara Boxer et al. http://bit.ly/F8NZp #
  • What Missouri taxpayers can learn from California dreaming on budget ballot propositions. Keep it simple – no whammies. http://bit.ly/kunVB #
  • Columbia MIssourian article: Is moral conscience legislation in Missouri only a “weapon of mass distraction?” http://bit.ly/HiTxL #
  • St. Louis Business Journal: MO AG Koster wants Peerless Landfill to control methane gas DNR operations. http://bit.ly/1760jz #
  • Another jam-packed HJR36 fair tax hearing in Senate Ways & Means; citizens grassroots building for a simpler tax code #
  • Carl Bearden Americans for Prosperity – on HJR 36 “We will still have lower state sales tax than border states like Oklahoma, Kansas,” … #
  • Missouri realtors, builders, special interests should take notice of public cry for HJR36. #
  • Senator Joan Bray (D-St. Louis) seems to want to join AFP-MO, asking many questions about membership. #
  • Missourians for Fair Taxation brings 16,000 petitioners to support HJR36 – from John Putnam. http://www.fairtax.org. #
  • Committee Chair Senator Carl Vogel “this HJR36 has sparked interest from all over the country.” #
  • HJR36 Q&A time with Rep. Ed Emery “fair tax charges items like new homes once, and only once.” #
  • “People that need lawyers will be able to afford them after fair tax is law.”. HJR36 proponent. #
  • “Is it our US tax code chasing out our state jobs?”. Senator Jim Lembke (R-StL), on HJR36 debate. #
  • “Non-compliance (to our tax code) is rampant. Intentional or otherwise.” Missouri Certified Public Accountant claims for HJR36. #
  • “Everyone may pay taxes, including Missouri’s underground economy, under HJR36,” Sen. Jim Lembke retorts. #
  • HJR36 opposers: “MO Ass’n of Realtors lobbyist “beware of simple solutions to complex problems.” #
  • “Missouri realtors having a meltdown on HJR36,” says Sam Licklider, lobbyist. #
  • “MO title insurers will have to collect new sales taxes after HJR36,” says Andy Arnold, Jeff City lobbyist. #
  • HJR36 – Partnership for Children lobbyist opposes extension of services taxed; claims regressive for working poor. #
  • David Overfelt, MO Retailers Ass’n, MO CPA Ass’n, opposes HJR36. “Opposes tax on food, Rx rebate concept.” #
  • St. Louis American News A10: Union boss AFT Local 420 Mary Armstrong calls public interest to remove SAB deed restrictions “unfortunate.” #
  • Feds start “Act Against AIDS leadership Initiative;” outreach to St. Louis African-American groups. http://bit.ly/134t8H #
  • Celebrity Branding: Sci Fi Channel teaming up with Will Smith’s production co Overbrook Entertainment; new crime drama movie to come. #
  • “If I was filibustering, I would read the Federalist Papers 77, 78, about the problems of the judicial process,” Sen. Lembke, on HJR10. #
  • Her Marriage views are real; even if some things for Miss California aren’t… http://bit.ly/5x6ab #
  • RT @andersoncooper: WHO just raised pandemic alert 2 phase 5…more than 150 deaths attributed..what R yr questions? We’ll have answers 2n … #
  • A 365 day detente on political contributions in DC? Political gamesmanship continues. http://bit.ly/5xaSC #
  • Special interest lobbyists set perfect attendance to oppose sales tax hikes. Boston Globe reports. http://bit.ly/17ol15 #
  • Democrat Congressman Barney Frank keeps lobbyist revolving door swinging…mints a Goldman Sachs lobbyist. http://bit.ly/l5Meu #
  • Call your bets soon! Kentucky Derby favorite name sounds like an angry ex-wife. NYTimes reports. http://bit.ly/bNJyK #
  • FBI gathers campaign finance records of former Board of Education member in Ohio. http://bit.ly/Ojlj4 #
  • Jefferson City, MO: Swine flu not evident, but Missouri State Senate reporting bowling fever. #
  • I agree with @clairecmc let’s keep the pork topics positive, or at least in Washington, DC #

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