rex sinquefield http://kbia.org en Sinquefield gives $1.3M to Mo. political efforts in December http://kbia.org/post/sinquefield-gives-13m-mo-political-efforts-december <p></p><p>Missouri's most prolific political financier gave nearly $1.3 million to various political causes in the closing weeks of 2013.</p><p>Online state campaign finance reports show that retired investment firm executive Rex Sinquefield gave $750,000 to Teachgreat.org, $495,000 to Grow Missouri and $25,000 to Missourians for Excellence in Government during the final weeks of December. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 22:45:12 +0000 Associated Press 46135 at http://kbia.org Sinquefield gives $1.3M to Mo. political efforts in December Mo. teachers group running ads against tax cut http://kbia.org/post/mo-teachers-group-running-ads-against-tax-cut <p>A Missouri teachers union says it is spending at least $100,000 on commercials urging state lawmakers to uphold the governor's veto of an income tax cut.</p><p>The Missouri chapter of the National Education Association says the TV and radio spots began running Tuesday and will continue for a week. The ads assert the tax cut would benefit "corporate special interests" while "stealing money from our schools."</p><p>Lawmakers are to convene Sept. 11 to decide whether to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto.</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 21:55:15 +0000 Person: Associated Press 39895 at http://kbia.org Mo. teachers group running ads against tax cut Sinquefield files lawsuit challenging campaign contribution ballot measure http://kbia.org/post/sinquefield-files-lawsuit-challenging-campaign-contribution-ballot-measure <p>A retired Missouri investment executive who has given millions of dollars to campaigns has filed a lawsuit challenging a proposed ballot measure seeking to establish campaign contribution limits.</p><p>According to a Kansas City Star <a href="http://bit.ly/17mnnpp">report</a> on Tuesday, Rex Sinquefield&nbsp;argues in his lawsuit that contribution limits would infringe on constitutional rights to free speech and free association. The suit contends the proposed limits are so low they inhibit effective advocacy, particularly as political campaigns become more costly.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 20:07:37 +0000 Associated Press 38763 at http://kbia.org Sinquefield files lawsuit challenging campaign contribution ballot measure Nixon continues attack against income tax cut bill http://kbia.org/post/nixon-continues-attack-against-income-tax-cut-bill <p></p><p>A new report by the Department of Mental Health, or DMH, found the department would have to cut 87 million dollars annually. Federal matching funds would also be lost, which brings that number to approximately $164 million per year.</p><p>Speaking at the Autism Center for Diagnosis and Treatment at Southeast Missouri State University, Nixon said that would permanently undermine the state’s ability to fund mental health services.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 23:19:25 +0000 Jacob McCleland 38719 at http://kbia.org Nixon continues attack against income tax cut bill In St. Louis, Nixon Goes On Offensive Against Income Tax Bill http://kbia.org/post/st-louis-nixon-goes-offensive-against-income-tax-bill Expect to see a lot of ads leading up to September, paid for largely by one man.&#160;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Libertarian Rex </span>Sinquefield<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has given nearly $2.4 million to groups backing a possible cut to Missouri's income tax.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In response, Democratic Governor Jay Nixon has gone on the offensive, attacking the income tax bill and defending his veto.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Speaking in St. Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:48:23 +0000 Chris McDaniel 37329 at http://kbia.org In St. Louis, Nixon Goes On Offensive Against Income Tax Bill Political group wants Nixon to override tax veto http://kbia.org/post/political-group-wants-nixon-override-tax-veto <p>A new political group is launching a campaign to persuade legislators to override the governor's veto of a bill that would phase in various income tax reductions. Political activist Rex Sinquefield has contributed $1.3 million to a business coalition that supports a cut in income taxes.</p><p>The contribution reported Thursday on the state Ethics Commission website provides the financial foundation for a newly formed committee called Grow Missouri.</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 12:03:27 +0000 Associated Press 36935 at http://kbia.org Political group wants Nixon to override tax veto Missouri teachers file lawsuit over language in ballot initiative http://kbia.org/post/missouri-teachers-file-lawsuit-over-language-ballot-initiative <P>A group of educators is suing the state of Missouri over<A href="http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/2014petitions/14init_pet.asp#2014024"> a proposed constitutional amendment </A>requiring tenure for public school teachers be based on performance, not seniority.</P> <P>In a press release issued Friday, the four plaintiffs in the suit say school districts would be allowed to fire or cut the pay of teachers and administrators without cause or due process, and that the ballot language should be rewritten to reflect that.&#160; They also say the initiative will be more expensive than its backers h Mon, 06 May 2013 13:10:55 +0000 Marshall Griffin 33220 at http://kbia.org Missouri teachers file lawsuit over language in ballot initiative Sinquefield gift aims to continue new-music projects at MU http://kbia.org/post/sinquefield-gift-aims-continue-new-music-projects-mu <p>A Missouri couple has given $1.4 Million to the University of Missouri to continue new-music programs at the university. Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield, of Westphalia, Missouri, have given the gift to continue to expand the Mizzou New Music Initiative and the Creating Original Music Project at MU.&nbsp; MU Chancellor Brady Deaton announced the gift at the annual MU Chancellor’s Concert Monday night.</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:57:43 +0000 Sam Hustis 30262 at http://kbia.org Sinquefield gift aims to continue new-music projects at MU Santa comes early for some politicos, with end-of-year donations http://kbia.org/post/santa-comes-early-some-politicos-end-year-donations <div style="margin:0;"><p></p> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 21:42:35 +0000 Chris McDaniel & Beyond November 26380 at http://kbia.org Santa comes early for some politicos, with end-of-year donations Sales tax advocacy group receives huge donation http://kbia.org/post/sales-tax-advocacy-group-receives-huge-donation <p>&nbsp;</p><p>A group pushing to replace Missouri&#39;s income tax with a broader sales tax says it&#39;s received a million-dollar contribution.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 19:04:00 +0000 Associated Press 7844 at http://kbia.org Newscast for January 27, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-january-27-2012 <p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Missouri Senate passes legislation that increases the &nbsp;information government agencies must put online</li><li>Claire McCaskill announces her $5 million re-election war chest</li><li>Missouri State Treasurer announces a new financial assistance package for beginning farmers<p>&nbsp;</p></li></ul><p> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 18:27:23 +0000 Janet Saidi 7839 at http://kbia.org Newscast for January 27, 2012