Friday, February 08, 2008

Your Friday List

5 Things to start your Friday in politics . . .
  • IN THE MONEY- So much for the Clinton money crunch . . . for now at least. Hillary asked supporters for $3 million dollars in 24 hours. She got $6.5 million. But does Hillary have a Tracy Flick problem?
  • ENTHUSIASM GAP? - The Republicans are boasting this weekend's Lincoln Days will be the biggest ever. They are guessing between 700-800 attendees. John Ashcroft is a headliner, but he usually has an odd rule about recording his speech. Meanwhile, the Democrats counter that nearly 60% of Missouri primary voters chose Democratic ballots Tuesday, while just 42% went with a Republican. Jay Nixon even sent out a fundraising e-mail attempting to capitalize on it. But who does Nixon fear more this November . . . Kenny Hulshof or Hillary Clinton?
  • PROPERTY TAX RELIEF - Governor Matt Blunt is on the trail touting his plan for mandatory levy rollbacks. The Governor wants property tax rates rolled back when assessments and levy rates exceed the normal rate of growth. The Senate bill to make it happen is already out of that chamber's Ways & Means Committee.
  • MOLampe- Rep. Sara Lampe is holding a listening post with representatives from MoDot and MoHealthNet to talk to constituents about those issues Friday. Bread will be broken and questions will be answered at the Panera Bread on East Sunshine from 2-4 p.m.
  • VETS FOR JACK- Two former national leaders of the American Legion and VWF have thrown their support behind Colonel Jack Jackson for Lieutenant Governor. Jim Mueller and Joe Frank say Jackson is the only candidate who can deal with both veterans issues, and economic issues "we all have to deal with." Rep. Sam Page is the sole Democrat running for Lieutenant Governor.

1 comment:

Matthew said...

It's interesting how state officials hate to see the feds infringe on their rights, but are more than happy to tell local institutions that they can't collect taxes that the general public voted to levy.
Requiring that levies be voted on and reapproved every so often (say every 4 or 10 years) might make sense. But mandating a rollback of levies enacted by the people?
It seems an insult to democracy to me.