Survey Shows Primary Tightening Kansas Senate Race

July 25, 2014 - Leave a Response

A poll shows Democratic US senate candidate Chad Taylor within striking distance of three term incumbent Republican Pat Roberts.
The survey, released Thursday by KSN TV has Roberts leading Taylor 38%-33%.
Independent candidate Greg Orman polled 14% of the vote.
A general rule of thumb in politicos Ishtar incumbent politicians with approval rates or polling numbers under 50% may be in trouble with the voters.
Roberts is a long time political. Veteran in Kansas. He is seeking his 4th Senate term.
The USASurvey polled more than 2400 Kansas, more than 1200 said they were likely November voters.
The survey also has. Roberts leading his primary challenger, Milton Wolf by 20 points, a substantial lead. that margin, however, is down from the 33 point spread it was in the previous survey.

Nixon Says Missouri Schools Should Get “Oomph” From Lottery Sales

July 25, 2014 - Leave a Response

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon wants business experts to explain the state lottery’s books.
In Kansas. City Thursday, Nixon shed some more light on his call for the state lottery tone examined.
The Governor says since ticket sales are going up, then the state’s school budget shoUld be getting more money.
“Now ( lottery sales) it’s 1-point-1 billio, over 1.1 billion in income and still only transferring under $300 million. We want to look at that from a business perspective. That’s why the folks to lok at this. We’ve got to get more oomph out of that,” Nixon said.
The lottery’s chief operating officer, Gary Gonder, told the Associated Press in an e- mail, the kinds of games the public plays makes a big difference.
Gonder says most Missouri play scratch-off lottery games. he says those games have a higher percentage pay-out in prizes. Gonder told the AP that results in less money going to education even though sales are growing

Jay Nixon Makes the WSJ’s POTUS ” Would Be Candidates” List

July 24, 2014 - Leave a Response

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has made the Wall Street Journals “Would be Candidates” list.
The Journal has been offering up little profiles of politicians who may not run for.president, but would not mind being mentioned.
Nixon is on the list right now in the Journal’s Washington Wire blog with former candidate, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachman.
Nixon also has just returned from a quick trip to Iowa.
He insisted the trip, with virtually no coverage, was to look at Iowa’s ethanol plants, not his political prospects.
Nixon has endorsed fellow Democrat Hilliary Clinton. Earlier this year, however, he spoke about the need to have the Midwest included in the national discussion.
“I do think the heartland deserves a voice, whatever party it is, whatever policy it is, in a national election,” he said. “I want to make sure the center part of this country has a clear voice,” Nixon said at the time.
The quote is mentioned in the short Journal report.
More: More: http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/07/23/this-week-in-would-be-2016-candidates-michele-bachmann-and-jay-nixon/

Nixon Asks for Probe Unto Lottery Money

July 23, 2014 - Leave a Response

(AP) – A Kansas City City Council committee has endorsed a measure that would ban people from openly carrying firearms in the city limits.

The Kansas City Star reports Mayor Sly James has pushed for the ban, noting that the tourist town of Lake Ozark also has voted for a similar prohibition, even by those with concealed carry permits.

The council’s Public Safety Committee on Wednesday endorsed the ban, which will go before the full City Council on July 31.

The future of the measure is uncertain because of a bill approved this year by Missouri’s General Assembly that would void any local ordinance prohibiting open carry for anyone with a concealed carry permit.

Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed the bill, but the Legislature is likely to attempt an override in September.

KCMO’s Ban on Openly Carrying Guns Advances

July 23, 2014 - Leave a Response

(AP) – A Kansas City City Council committee has endorsed a measure that would ban people from openly carrying firearms in the city limits.

The Kansas City Star reports Mayor Sly James has pushed for the ban, noting that the tourist town of Lake Ozark also has voted for a similar prohibition, even by those with concealed carry permits.

The council’s Public Safety Committee on Wednesday endorsed the ban, which will go before the full City Council on July 31.

The future of the measure is uncertain because of a bill approved this year by Missouri’s General Assembly that would void any local ordinance prohibiting open carry for anyone with a concealed carry permit.

Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed the bill, but the Legislature is likely to attempt an override in September.

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