• Ballot Issues with Carl Bearden


    How many times do you go to vote for a candidate and get shocked by all the other questions on the ballot? On this episode, our goal is to help you understand some of those sneaky amendments before you get another surprise in the voting booth.

    We interview former State Representative, Carl Bearden. I met Carl many years ago when he was on the St. Charles County Council and I was on the O’Fallon Board of Aldermen. Then he moved to the Missouri House of Representative and two years later I joined him there. He went on to be the chairman of the budget committee and the Speaker Pro Tem and now he is a lobbyist for United for Missouri.

  • ALEC – Who Writes the New Laws?


    Have you ever wondered about who starts the idea for a new law? Today on Home Front I bring you a discussion I had with political pundits, Dave Cort and Lloyd Sloan.

    Instead if me interviewing them, they are interviewing me on Dave Cort’s show.

    You will hear the answer to the question you’ve been wondering about concerning how legislation is cultivated by the lobbyists and the inside story on ALEC .

    Few people follow or understand how much influence the lobbyists have on legislators, but there is a definite connection.

    Big corporations wouldn’t be spending millions of dollars if they weren’t getting a return on their money. Recently, there have been several news articles about how bad it is out there.

    A.L.E.C. stands for the American Legislative Exchange Council. On today’s edition of Home Front I let you in on a little conversation where I unpack for you what is right and what is wrong about the process of lobbyists influencing legislation.

    Curiously, a big part of the media outrage is because this organization is having an affect on free market legislation, but we don’t hear that it is also happening with left-wing legislation being pushed by other organizations.

    Ultimately we have to ask, are the legislators merely puppets? Who is in charge of the asylum?

  • Former St Rep Carl Bearden – Governmental Budgets


    Carl Bearden, former State Representative and Chair of the House Budget Committee, now from United For Missouri, shares with us some insights on the state legislature and governmental budgets.

    On this program we discuss fiscal issues and the philosophy behind how lawmakers arrive at their decisions on what to support.

    Join us to learn some little known insights on the process and priorities of your government.