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4:45 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Sinquefield gives $1.3M to Mo. political efforts in December

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Missouri's most prolific political financier gave nearly $1.3 million to various political causes in the closing weeks of 2013.

Online state campaign finance reports show that retired investment firm executive Rex Sinquefield gave $750,000 to, $495,000 to Grow Missouri and $25,000 to Missourians for Excellence in Government during the final weeks of December.

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4:55 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Mo. teachers group running ads against tax cut

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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.

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."

Lawmakers are to convene Sept. 11 to decide whether to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto.

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3:07 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Sinquefield files lawsuit challenging campaign contribution ballot measure

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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.

According to a Kansas City Star report on Tuesday, Rex Sinquefield 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.

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6:19 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Nixon continues attack against income tax cut bill

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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.

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.

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4:48 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

In St. Louis, Nixon Goes On Offensive Against Income Tax Bill

Chris McDaniel, St. Louis Public Radio.

Originally published on Fri July 19, 2013 8:37 am

Expect to see a lot of ads leading up to September, paid for largely by one man. Libertarian Rex Sinquefield has given nearly $2.4 million to groups backing a possible cut to Missouri's income tax.

In response, Democratic Governor Jay Nixon has gone on the offensive, attacking the income tax bill and defending his veto.

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7:03 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Political group wants Nixon to override tax veto

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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.

The contribution reported Thursday on the state Ethics Commission website provides the financial foundation for a newly formed committee called Grow Missouri.

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8:10 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Missouri teachers file lawsuit over language in ballot initiative

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Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 5:57 pm

A group of educators is suing the state of Missouri over a proposed constitutional amendment requiring tenure for public school teachers be based on performance, not seniority.

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Arts and Culture
8:57 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Sinquefield gift aims to continue new-music projects at MU

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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.  MU Chancellor Brady Deaton announced the gift at the annual MU Chancellor’s Concert Monday night.

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3:42 pm
Mon December 24, 2012

Santa comes early for some politicos, with end-of-year donations

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Wealthy Republican donors are starting Christmas early. Somewhat uncharacteristically, GOP donor David Humphreys donated $25,000 to Democratic Governor Jay Nixon on Friday. Humphreys is the head of a Joplin based roofing company and usually donates exclusively to Republicans – in fact, he donated about $1.5 million to conservatives and conservative organizations just this year.

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1:04 pm
Fri January 27, 2012

Sales tax advocacy group receives huge donation


A group pushing to replace Missouri's income tax with a broader sales tax says it's received a million-dollar contribution.

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12:27 pm
Fri January 27, 2012

Newscast for January 27, 2012

Claire McCaskill speaking at a health care forum
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Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Missouri Senate passes legislation that increases the  information government agencies must put online
  • Claire McCaskill announces her $5 million re-election war chest
  • Missouri State Treasurer announces a new financial assistance package for beginning farmers