Monday, December 23, 2013

 Holiday Week

I plan to put out Daily Updates every day this week except Wednesday (Christmas).  However I expect them to be short and sweet.  Like this one.

For fun, I will be reprising the popular MOScout Readers’ Polls from last year.  We’ll kick off tomorrow and do one each day…

Hall Parked at DNR

According to the Missouri Accountability Portal, Daniel Hall is now at the Department of Natural Resources. (See it here). His position title is “seasonal aide.”   It’s unclear what the job description of a seasonal aide is, or how many of those positions DNR requires…

Hall was Nixon’s appointee to the Public Service Commission before his interim appointment was yanked at the special session.  Hall, or any Democrat for that matter, is considered unconfirmable by the Senate without a paired Republican appointee to the commission.

It’s expected that Hall will be reappointed and a yet unnamed Republican will be named when the legislature reconvenes in January.

Seattle Machinists to Vote on Boeing Contract

“The national headquarters of the International Association of Machinists is ordering its Seattle-area members to vote on a revised 777X contract extension offer from Boeing. If the contract is approved, Boeing is expected to build the new commercial aircraft in Washington state, bringing to an abrupt end efforts by Missouri, Illinois and other states to land the lucrative project. The vote, scheduled for Jan. 3…” See the article here.

Correction: Carter Sr for House 76

Chris Carter Sr. is running for House 76.  I incorrectly stated last week that this is the seat being vacated by Steve Webb.  It’s actually the district currently represented by Rep. Joshua Peters.  Primary time…

Grow Missouri Gets Cash

See below, Rex Sinquefield is refueling his latest vehicle, Grow Missouri, sending a check for $245,000.  I suppose this is in advance of their efforts next session to pass a tax cut bill or advance an initiative petition.

$5K+Contributions

MO Society of Anesthesiologists Political Action Committee - $9,190 from Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Associates.

Grow Missouri - $245,000 from Rex Sinquefield.

Missourians for Koster - $10,000 from Carey & Danis LLC.

Missourians for Koster - $10,000 from Richard DeStefane.