Missouri Court Reform

Municipal Court or Kangaroo Court?

Guest post by Lee A. Presser On Wednesday, April 16, 2003, I was in Bel-Ridge, Missouri, Municipal Court to plead “not guilty.” The violation listed on the ticket did not match the reality of what actually happened on the road. In a file folder, I had documents and photographs to rebut the charge. The ticket…

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Tony Pousosa for County Executive

Don’t you just love brash upstarts? People with verve and moxie? I do. I like pesky guys full of gumption, like Vladimir Sobotka. I like energetic young political activists like Kenny Newhouse. And I like bold conservative organizers like Eileen Tyrrell. In fact, nothing pleases me more than seeing young, libertarian-ish Republicans making the establishment…

Favoritism for Jake Zimmerman’s Dad?

The Post-Dispatch says the County Assessor should be a political operative, not an expert in real estate values like L. K. “Chip” Wood. I disagree, and this story explains why Charlie Dooley’s regime needs fewer political hacks and more competent professionals. Troubling Questions for Zimmerman’s Assessor Campaign: Why did the Zimmerman campaign take screen shots…

A Tale of Two Taxes

On Monday, we learned that US Senator Claire McCaskill failed to pay property taxes on her personal luxury jet for three years.  Previously, she had charged taxpayers some of the cost of operating her private plane. Before that, it seems, she registered the plane in property tax-free Delaware.  On Monday, Claire wrote a $287,000 check…

L.K. Wood Makes His Case

You can help get these TV ads on the air.   I will tell you how shortly. Don’t in live in St. Louis County? You still have a horse in this race.  I’ll tell you why after you watch this commercial. Vote L. K. Wood, as everyone should, on April 5 Why should you care about…

Crooked as a Dog’s Hind Leg

That’s St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley. It’s bad enough that corruption, nepotism, and Machiavellian favoritism runs rampant in St. Louis County.  What’s worse is that Dooley doesn’t seem to care what anyone thinks. St. Louis County in the third year of a hiring and pay freeze, Mike Temporiti landed a $70,000 county job. .…