Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Steelman Sprinkles Speech With Spending

In 20-minute speech to Springfield Chamber, the State Treasurer bashes earmarks, touts previously unveiled tax and ethics measures . . . Accuses "opponent" of helping pass enormous debt onto children
"The lack of transparency and accountability in Washington is why we have earmarks. The lack of accountability and transparency in Jefferson City is what creates things such as the village law."
Also: Pledges to Replace MAP with ACT test for high-school students
On Transportation Funding, no commitments . . .
"I'm not going to tell you I have an answer today . . ."
Favors Market-oriented approach to healthcare reform, but fuzzy on details
Leaves "Fair Tax" on the table

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