Headlines for Thursday, November 5

November 5th, 2009

As long as Hostway continues to suck, and keep their customers on hold for hours, the headlines will be here for today only.

I’ll be switching hosts this weekend.

Much love to everyone for calls and e-mails.

Thursday, November 5
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St. Louis Beacon: Missouri politicians and professors weigh election results on state contests
KC Star Prime Buzz: After Tuesday, Republicans wary of alienating their grassroots
KC Star Prime Buzz: Skelton will vote no on health reform bill
P-D Political Fix: Skelton, fellow pro-life Dems could block health care bill
Missourinet: Bond pushes to send more troops to Afghanistan, and soon
KY3 Political Notebook: McCaskill misses unemployment vote, but supports extension
KY3 Political Notebook: Skelton meets with Labor Secretary
Livengood: Jack Goodman denies ‘rumor’ he’s getting out of congressional race
KY3 Political Notebook: Phyllis Schafly’s Eagle Forum endorses Hartzler in the 4th
Rosenbaum: KBIA commentary: What will the state have to do to prevent more budget cuts down the road?
P-D Political Fix: Missouri reports another bad month for state revenue
Livengood: State tax revenues continue to slump
KC Star Prime Buzz: Missouri revenues down again in October
Missourinet’s Priddy: The Shadow of Mel Hancock: Part III
Missourinet: DWI summit aims to help get repeat drunk drivers off the road
P-D: Ideas flow at summit on DWI
KC Star: Missouri looks at ideas to deter drunken driving
KWMU: Summit called to address drunk drivers in Missouri
Beacon Backroom: Legislators come to Brown’s aid, ask judge to keep him out of prison
P-D Political Fix: Ex-state Rep. Steve Brown seeks light sentence for wearing a wire
KMOX: Former state rep asks for leniency
Columbia Missourian: Missouri Supreme Court hears case on public defender caseloads
Columbia Missourian: Missouri enforces tax on yoga, Pilates centers
KOMU: Yoga studios charging sales tax
KMIZ: MoDOT money going to other road projects
AP: Zweifel warns of unclaimed property scam
Missourinet: Treasurer warns on unclaimed property scam
AP: Montee to release St. Louis audit results
Columbia Missourian: Koster contests Arrow Rock’s buffer against industrial livestock feeders
P-D: County Council member says he was pressured by Vegas casino exec
AP: Missouri Foundation for Health to host grant meetings
Call Newspapers: Forand honored for service; Schmitt, Bond offer congratulations
St. Louis American Political Eye: Crabs in a barrell, dollars from heaven: Paul McKee’s development
KC Star editorial: Election costs in Jackson County are excessive
St. Joseph News-Press editorial: PSC should help on rate request
Joplin Globe editorial: Where do we go from here? MSSU president gets vote of no confidence
SNL op-ed: Sen. Claire McCaskill: Reforms needed to keep Medicare solvent, working

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Steelman spokeswoman Kelly Gunderson headed to Tennessee

December 5th, 2008

The inimitable Kelly Gunderson, Director of Communications for State Treasurer Sarah Steelman, will be leaving the Show-Me-State to take on a position at the Bureau of TennCare in Nashville, Tennessee. She will stay with the Treasurer’s office through the rest of Steelman’s term and then become TennCare’s Public Information Officer.

Gunderson will serve as the Bureau’s spokesperson and media contact, and handle other communications duties. TennCare is the State’s government operated health insurance program designed for people who are eligible for Medicaid, as well as for some children who do not have insurance. TennCare serves 1.2 million Tennessee residents.

Gunderson can be reached at through her state email address at kelly.gunderson {at} until her departure and at kellygunderson {at} at any time.

Trust fund for Sherman Parker’s daughter

September 25th, 2008

A fund has been established at Bank of America to provide for Sherman Parker’s six-year-old daughter, Alexandra Parker. Contributions can be made at any Bank of America location nationwide. Simply tell the Bank of America teller or representative that you would like to make a contribution to the Alexandra Parker Fund.

A special thanks to Jerry Hunter for passing along this information.