Friday, August 21, 2015

Smith Calls for Elimination of EPA

Not exactly a nuanced position, but you know where he stands…

Thursday, Congressman Jason Smith called for elimination of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a federal agency that accidentally dumped three million gallons of toxic waste into a river system in Colorado earlier this month.

The call came during a Missouri Farm Bureau press conference at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia.

“The EPA spill is just one more in a long list of examples that show this federal agency cannot be trusted,” Smith said afterward. “Environmental policy should be left to the states. Folks in Missouri know how to take care of our land, water, and air better than any unelected bureaucrat in Washington.”


DeMoss in House 29

Brian DeMoss formed a campaign committee to run as a Republican in House 29.  This is the special election to fill the vacancy when Noel Torpey resigned.  It’s a Democratic district.  DeMoss’ treasurer is Julie Torepy, wife of Noel.
Schaefer Bits

There’s an unlisted youtube video that looks like a sketch of a potential attack line against Sen. Kurt Schaefer for “waffling.”  See it here.


And Schaefer’s top aide, Yancy Williams, is no longer listed on the Senate website as a staffer.  Perhaps this is in preparation for 2016, a move to work full-time on the campaign?


Fundy for Dogan

On Tuesday, September 15th, 2015, Jeff Mizanskey and his family will be hosting Missouri State Representative Shamed Dogan (R-Ballwin) at a fundraiser at the Espolon Nightclub at 3501 West Broadway, Sedalia, Missouri.

During his first term in office, Shamed Dogan distinguished himself as a principled advocate for the liberties enshrined in the US Constitution. Shamed is the author of House Bill 978, which would have immediately released Jeff Mizanskey from his lifetime term of incarceration for non-violent marijuana offense. Although Jeff's sentence has since been commuted by the governor and Jeff has been granted parole, we want to demonstrate our gratitude for Shamed's principled and courageous leadership.

I'm glad to say we'll be joined by candidates for Missouri's First Congressional District (Paul Berry III) and Missouri Governor (John Brunner)

Host Committee: Jeff Mizanskey, Chris Mizanskey and the Mizanskey family, Eapen Thampy and Jessica Mantonya.


Economist Jones?

Former speaker Tim Jones ‏tweets his interpretation of the stock market… @SpeakerTimJones:

#DOW plunges as we appear 2 be entering what many smart economists have predicted: The #Obama Recession #Election2016



Stock market indexes has doubled under President Barack Obama.



The Perry County School Board makes some cringe-worthy news.  See it here.


Senator Claire McCaskill tweets that she’s on the case of the recent reports that the University of Missouri is dropping health benefits for their grad student employees… ‏@clairecmc: Just got off the phone with @bowtieger about the grad student ins mess at Mizzou. Working together for solution. Optimistic.


Bev Randles will be the featured speaker at the St. Louis Young Republicans September Meeting.  It’s September 10, at 7PM at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters in Frontenac.


KC Business Journal asks if Rex Sinquefield is behind the opposition to raising the local minimum wage in Kansas City.  See it here.  But David Jackson of Pelopidas says that Sinquefield is not involved at all.


Recently filed FEC committee… No Way Clay PAC.  See the paperwork here.  The treasurer is Omar O’Hara of Red Razor Media.


eMailbag: Cheers for Petrie

Jessica Petrie is great, hard-worker, professional, smart.  An excellent hire by Penman and Winton. I would expect to hear big things from her down the line.”


Lobbyists Registrations

John Cozad deleted Grantham University


$5K+ Contributions

Property Casualty Insurers Association of America Political Account - $75,215 from Property Casualty Insurers Association of America.

Koster for Missouri - $10,000 from Anheuser-Busch Companies.



Happy birthdays to former Rep. Shane Schoeller (44), Dave Hageman, Sammy Panettiere, and Jim Cooper.

Saturday: Glenn Burleigh (36).

Sunday: Neil Swanson.