Greitens failed first test of leadership with his hypocritical position on transparency and ethics. It comes as no surprise members of the Missouri Legislature are using the governor’s secrecy as an excuse for their own reluctance to self-police.
Trump is in charge at a critical moment for keeping climate change in check. We may never recover.
President Trump’s environmental onslaught will have mmediate, dangerous effects. He has vowed to reopen coal mines and moved to keep the dirtiest power plants open for many years into the future. Dirty air, the kind you get around coal-fired power plants, kills people.
A broader plan to allow insurers in the individual market to charge a premium markup for enrollees with pre-existing conditions who could see premium increases of tens of thousands of dollars,. The proposed invisible risk pool would shave only a tiny sliver off these increased costs for the sickest consumers.
The Peg Miller Mizzou College Democrats Scholarship Committee With Pleasure Announces Xavier Lukasek, 2017 award recipient. Xavier has been active in Democratic politics since he helped form a Democratic Club at his high school in Imperial, Missouri. He also served as the Development Director for the High School Democrats of Missouri. Since becoming active with the Mizzou Dems last year, he interned daily with the Jason Kander for Senate campaign performing many different campaign tasks. As part of the Mizzou Dems executive board, Xavier has been active planning events and rallies, and helped to bring the largest contingent of Mizzou Dems ever to this year’s Democrat Days in Hannibal. Xavier is a Democrat because he believes in equality and justice for all. He says the Democratic Party is the only party looking out for college students, the LGBT community, working folks, and unions. He also believes in a legal path to citizenship, and wants to see more progress on climate change issues.
Lawyers representing Dow, whose CEO is a close adviser to Trump, and two other manufacturers of organophosphates sent letters last week to the heads of three of Trump’s Cabinet agencies “to set aside” the results of government studies.
Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway issued a subpoena ordering Gov. Eric Greitens’ administration to turn over information on its management of income tax refunds as part of an audit to ensure the Missouri Department of Revenue is complying with a state law that requires income tax refunds be paid out within 45 days of filing…
The “Working Families Flexibility Act” (HR 1180)―also referred to as the comp time bill―would erode basic overtime protections for working people. The bill would allow employers to delay paying any wages for overtime work for as long as 13 months.
Industry leaders responded with scores of suggestions that paint the clearest picture yet of the dramatic steps that Trump officials are likely to take in overhauling federal policies, especially those designed to advance environmental protection and safeguard worker rights.
Donald Trump appears to have made a cynical calculation that he will not pay a high political price for being the most secretive president since Richard Nixon. In fact, the administration has gone to great lengths to conceal pertinent information from the American people
Trump populating White House/federal agencies with former lobbyists, lawyers and consultants who in many cases are helping to craft new policies for the same industries in which they recently earned a paycheck.