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On the November 2nd Missouri Ballot – Proposition A

Lee’s Summit, October 29, 2010 – The next proposition on the November 2nd Ballot in Kansas City will include the following: PROPOSITION – A Topic Areas: State & Local Government / Tax & Revenue – State  Summary: Shall Missouri law… Continue Reading →

Guest Column: November Ballot Issues

Lee’s Summit – Voters will have a lot to decide besides candidates in the November 2 General Election.  It features five statewide ballot issues.  In addition, both Lee’s Summit and Kansas City have ballot questions specific to those who live… Continue Reading →

On the November 2nd Missouri Ballot – Proposition B

Lee’s Summit, October 20, 2010 – On the ballot will be a series of opinions on the current initiatives on the ballot.  This segment covers the so called “puppy-mill” initiative (http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/2010ballot/). Three years ago we lost our Golden Retriever at… Continue Reading →

Democrats stampede out of Washington

Democrats Stampede out of Washington Lee’s Summit, October 4, 2010 – Last week, with critical business still to be done, the democrats headed home to campaign without extending the current tax rates.  This is not leadership but rather complete arrogance… Continue Reading →

Lees Summit City Council – Part 3 – Economic Development

Lee’s Summit, August 24, 2010 – In this, the third part of my series on City Council I wanted to spend some time getting to understand what the is going on in terms of Economic Development.  As Councilman Whitley and… Continue Reading →

Lees Summit City Council – Part 2 – Budgets

Lee’s Summit, August 20, 2010 – Continuing the series on the Lee’s Summit City Council; I was concerned about the budget.  I am a fiscal conservative and in my years in the business world I’ve learned that cash is usually… Continue Reading →

Lee’s Summit City Council – Part 1 – Expectations

Lee’s Summit, August 18, 2010 – On a bright sunny Saturday morning I met Councilman Brian Whitley at City Hall for an interview.  My stated goal for the interview was rather simple: What is the function of a city councilman… Continue Reading →

Lee’s Summit Retirement Plan

Lee’s Summit, August 16, 2010 – Last week I received an e-mail from a reader who asked me if I knew about the City of Lee’s Summits policy on retirement contribution and whether or not it was properly funded.  The… Continue Reading →

To Represent, or Not, That is the Question After Emanuel Cleavers Answer

Lee’s Summit, August 16, 2010 – Today I received a response from Representative Emanuel Cleaver.  In reading my letter to him and his response I get the feeling that these two are not part of a written conversation, but rather… Continue Reading →

The Straw That Broke The Camel’s Back

Lee’s Summit, August 10, 2010 – The Wall Street Journal published an article on August 6th calles “An Argentinaville Stimulus?”  The August “rumor”, it claims, that a wire service put out a story that the Administration might lower Fannie Mae’s… Continue Reading →

That which is paid for by less borrowing, is not truly paid for.

Lee’s Summit, August 6, 2010 – Sometimes you have to wonder if Washington’s political scene understands the mood in the rest of the country. The tag line: “We have to save teachers jobs and to do so we have to… Continue Reading →

Open Letter to Emmanuel Cleaver, US Representative 5th District

Dear Representative Cleaver, November 2nd is fast approaching, and I have written to you previously regarding the Health Care Bill that you voted for in every occasion.  The polls showed at the time that the 5th district was opposed to… Continue Reading →

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