• 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?

  • Last Week of Session

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    This is the last week of the legislative session in Missouri. Like all the other years, I am getting a barrage of email begging me to contact my Senators and Representatives to inform them that they might make some dreadful mistakes by voting for bad laws.

    This is fatiguing on all of us because we elected them to do the right thing. It is hard to help someone get into an office and then feel let down by their voting records. It hurts to hear, “I told you so”, even if those words are coming from inside our hearts.

  • 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.