Missouri Government News for Week of October 9, 2000
|.||Constitutional ammendment would ease restrictions on charitable bingo operators (10/12/00)|
|.||State candidates outline priorities for tobacco money (10/12/00)|
|.||The campaign to restrict billboards launches a series of news conferences attacking their opponents' TV ads. (10/12/00)|
Julius Zomper, campaign manager of Save Our Scenery, said the advertisements are patently false, and if television and radio stations know this, they are under an ethical, as well as a legal, obligation not to run them.
|.||Missouri college students above the nation's dead-beat average. (10/12/00)|
On the positive side, the percentage of both national and state dead-beat college students has declined.
|.||Granny D speaks out on Proposition B (10/12/00)|
Proposition B would set up a government-funded system of campaign finance for statewide offices. It would be funded by an increase in the corporate franchise tax.
|.||Crime may be a hot senate race issue, but officers say Carnahan and Ashcroft can share the credit (10/11/00)|
Instead, law enforcement officials at the annual anti-meth conference say the state is making progress in battling the drug.
|.||Gubernatorial candidates stay on message and rehash old arguments (10/11/00)|
In a tactic similar to what Hillary Clinton is using in New York, Holden chided Talent for voting "lock-step" with the former House Speaker to shut down the federal government and abolish the federal Education Department.
On the issues, the two candidates rehashed similar arguments from their first debate and rarely strayed from their campaign's top messages.