St. Louis, MO – A short video featuring an interview with Missouri Democratic Senate nominee Robin Carnahan combined with a photo of World Trade Center rubble has been removed from Republican Roy Blunt's YouTube site. The clip contains a radio interview, in which Carnahan says she would not try to tell New Yorkers whether or not a mosque should be built near the site of the 9-11 attack. When St. Louis Public Radio's Marshall Griffin asked Blunt about the video, Blunt objected to the question:
Topkea, KS – Advocates for the elderly and disabled lined up today before a legislative committee to spell out how budget cuts have affected state services. The Joint Committee on Home and Community Based Services heard the testimony at the Statehouse.
For six months this year, a 10% cut in the amount paid to Medicaid service providers caused some reductions in services and waiting lists to swell. That's according to Don Jordan, Secretary of the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services.
Kansas City, MO – Mayor Mark Funkhouser says: "We're going to war on the e-tax."
Kansas City filed suit late Friday, challenging the constitutionality of the ballot measure that would force a vote on the city's earnings tax every five years and prohibit other Missouri cities from taxing incomes.
The suit says the initiative violates the state's single-subject rule, fails to make necessary distinctions between personal and business versions of the tax and mandates elections without funding them... an unfunded mandate.