CHEERS: To state Sen. Charlie Shields’ proposed ethics law; To Jaxon Downen, his insightful friend Jessica Greim, and 3,300-plus friends; To the men and women who filed to run.


JEERS: To certain members of the Lake Ozark Board; To the U.S. Supreme Court


CHEERS:

To state Sen. Charlie Shields’ proposed ethics law, The Missouri Senate President Pro Tem from rural Buchanan County introduced SB577 that would bar most campaign donations from lobbyists to campaign committees for lawmakers or the governor during the legislative session. It also create an investigative unit to pursue violations of the law.  Pass SB577.

To Jaxon Downen, his insightful friend Jessica Greim, and the 3,300-plus friends on the Facebook page Greim created to  help the Camdenton eighth-grader in his battle against ALL, a type of leukemia. Downen was scheduled to return to his home from the hospital on Tuesday.

To the men and women who filed to run for offices around the lake, and if elected, accept the often-thankless jobs of keep our municipalities and school, fire and ambulance boards running.
 

JEERS:

To certain members of the Lake Ozark Board who continue to dither around  in their effort to impeach the mayor over supposed leaks under the Sunshine Law’s closed meeting allowances. The AG’s web site states “The Sunshine Law allows a public body to close meetings and records to the public in some limited circumstances, but it almost never requires a public body to do so.”

To the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled 5-4 to repeal campaign contribution limit laws. The court essentially said corporations are free to spend unlimited amounts of money in political campaigns. What a black eye the gang of five have given all of us.