Jason Crowell

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    September 6, 2012

    Twitter Fight! Missouri Politicians Trade "Thug" Insults

    Charlotte, North Carolina, wasn't the only place where political insults were flying yesterday. Last night things got heated on Twitter after state Senator Jason Crowell (R-Cape Giradrdaeu) called Rep. Jamillah Nasheed (D-St. Louis) a "thug" and a "low life." Nasheed, no stranger to controversy, re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Aerotropolis -- Voices from McGurk's

    Albert Samaha"I think the state legislators are correct in cutting it down to size," said Manley.​We're deep into the third week of the Missouri legislature's special session and the economic development package featuring the "St. Louis Aerotropolis" proposal is still in the midst of serious debat ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    Airport Commission to Vote on China Hub Today

    Wikimedia CommonsSt. Louis Aerotropolis: Will it leave the gate this week?​Yesterday in Jefferson City, legislators meeting in a special session took up the controversial topic of providing $360 million in tax credits to subsidize a trade hub with China at Lambert Field. "St. Louis Aerotropolis" i ... More >>

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    February 8, 2011

    Missouri Legislators Out to Screw Restaurant Workers

    Jennifer SilverbergThe Bleeding Deacon Public House: Owner Michael McLaughlin stands up for servers' right to a decent wage.​Over at Daily RFT, blogmeister Chad Garrison has a post about the various ways in which some Missouri legislators are attempting to undermine the already tenuous livelih ... More >>

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    January 27, 2010

    Republican Senators Line Up Bills to Drug Test the Poor

    All of you on drugs, please step aside.​A slate of Republican state senators have each introduced bills that would require certain welfare recipients in Missouri to be drug tested before receiving state aid. The senators, all from rural Missouri, include:Jack Goodman, Mt. VernonGary Nodler, Joplin ... More >>

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    November 23, 2009

    Last Jeff Smith Post: The Letters

    One supporter of Jeff Smith compared him to a Kennedy.​Lt. Governor Peter Kinder, Build-A-Bear CEO Maxine Clark and an ex-girlfriend are among the hundreds of people who wrote to a federal judge asking for leniency in the sentencing for former state senator Jeff Smith. The letters, along with some ... More >>

  • News

    December 28, 2005

    Unreal News Challenge 2005!

    Time again to take the year-end quiz