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8 million dollars in over run cost is built into the 89 million. That was discussed at the meeting too. So, really it's 81 million. If it's under, it's under, but it won't go over. I disagree that the new schools won't last as long. Architects are committed to building quality structures, not like Ellington and Monroe which were designed to be temporary, both of which are almost…
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By your own logic, would a positive effect on the teachers not have a positive effect on the students? It's all cause and effect and Newton's 3rd law. I could quote and reference many sources which could then be rebutted by your own, I'll leave the Googling up to you, I have better ways to spend my time. Something we all seem to agree on is that there is an issue and the current structure…
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Perhaps UKWP is trying to equate military service with "on the teat" teaching jobs. Of course there are many big differences, especially for military that are deployed, which is part of the job. There are indeed many public school teachers that see their unionized, teaching monopoly, "part time" job as a public service that demands the same respect as our military. Not many retire with PTSD, or…
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And you're making the opposite mistake....saying that each thing, when added together, becomes a total justification. That's not how you justify expenditures. You have to make the case for EACH item in it's own right. And you do that compared to what it would cost to fix it in place...assuming you do have to fix it...which apparently we don't...because it hasn't been done.…

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New MO GOP Chair Shares Plans for Party

1 year, 9 months ago Bryan Nichols

Ed Martin was elected on Saturday to head the Republican Party in Missouri.

Missouri Republicans elected a new chairman on Saturday. Ed Martin, who unsuccessfully ran for Attorney General in 2012 and Congress in 2010, defeated incumbent Chairman David Cole by a vote of 34-32.

Martin appeared on The Morning Meeting on WTAD on Tuesday. He said the motivating reason for his run for Chair as well as his previous races was what he called President Obama’s vision for government.

“We saw what President Obama laid bare which is the Democratic vision of government as the definer of what’s opportunity and not for us. Whether it was the stimulus or Obamacare or anything else, that’s what motivated us,” Martin said.

Martin said that he will help set the vision for the Missouri Republican Party.

“We have got to get back to the principles, which are in the Republican Party, of opportunity for all based on the rule of law and the Constitution and the notion of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” Martin said.

 “If we can do that and when we do it, I think we make things better for Missourians and Americans.”

After the 2012 election results were in, Republicans across the country questioned what needed to be changed in order to win elections. Martin said he doesn’t believe in changing principles to win elections.

“I’ve never understood the idea that you change your principles and ideas. That’s what’s wrong with the Democrat party and too many people in politics.”

Martin said the 2012 statewide results in Missouri, which saw all but one statewide Republican candidate lose, were the result of money and lies.

“There was much more money spent, almost $20 million spent on statewide candidates. And, the statewide candidates on the Democratic side lied about their record. They claimed that they were conservatives and budget balancers and wouldn’t raise taxes. They said Claire McCaskill was a moderate and a waste fighter.”

Martin said future wins for the Republican Party in Missouri would depend making sure the party had the political basics available to it.

“It’s gonna take fundraising, it’s gonna take a real commitment to building databases, surrogates, and people to build the party so we don’t get outspent and we get momentum going, “ Martin said.

“We have to work harder to define the other people that are running, the other party’s positions and how they are not as good for Missourians. We can’t wait till 6 or 10 weeks before the election to have our candidates do a mailer or a radio ad.”

Martin said that the Republican majorities in the State House and Senate would be useful in putting forth their policies and forcing them upon Democratic Governor Jay Nixon through vetoes. He said hoped Republicans could then go throughout the state spreading their message of less government, lower taxes and being true to the rule of law. The hope being that the message combined with the implemented policies will translate to votes in the elections to come

For a podcast of the interview, click here.


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