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Boone County MO Libertarian Party Chair Calls for Salaries for Local Politicians

From a news story on the website of KOMU-Channel 8 in Columbia, MO:

COLUMBIA – If voters pass Proposition One on April 5, city council members and the mayor, won’t be able to call their civic work volunteerism. If passed, Proposition One would pay the mayor $9,000 a year and each of the six council members $6,000.

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Missouri Libertarian candidate Doug Burlison places first in primary

Staff at LP blog:

Libertarian Doug Burlison, an incumbent city councilman in Springfield, Missouri, is running for re-election and received 48.6% of the vote in the February 22 primary (the highest of three candidates). Burlison and the second-place candidate will be in a general election on April 5.

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Boston Tea Party endorses Missouri Libertarian Cisse Spragins: “A Principled Stand for Individual Liberty, Free Markets and Peace”

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

The Boston Tea Party National Committee by a vote of 3-0 (with 3 abstaining & 1 not voting) has endorsed Dr. Cisse Spragins for US Senate in Missouri. She is the only candidate in this race with the courage to say, “Reducing the size, scope and power of the federal government is the core solution to every issue we face as a nation.… Read more ...

Democratic MO Senate Candidate Calls for Open Debates

Robin Carnahan, Democratic candidate for US Senate and current Secretary of State of Missouri, has recently spoken up about the matter of debates:

Missouri’s Democratic and Republican front-runners for the U.S. Senate already are talking about debates — even before the primary elections.

Missouri’s primaries are Aug. 3.

Yet Democrat Robin Carnahan, Missouri’s secretary of state, on Thursday challenged the winners of the Republican, Libertarian and Constitution party primaries to three general election debates.

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LP blog: Libertarian councilman Doug Burlison opposes random search in school

LP blog:

Libertarian Doug Burlison, a city councilman in Springfield, Missouri, writes in an editorial in the Springfield News-Leader:

A little over a week ago, Central High School conducted a lockdown for the purpose of a random drug search. This is the school that a couple of our children attend, and as parents, we wholeheartedly object to the fact that this happened, and that it is a standard policy for the R-12 school district.

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Tom Knapp: Proposed Missouri LP resolution against the national convention poll tax

Posted by Tom Knapp at Kn@ppster:

As a district representative on the Missouri Libertarian Party’s executive committee, I’ve asked the party’s chair to add the following resolution to the agenda for the committee’s next meeting:

Whereas, the national bylaws of the Libertarian Party set forth the qualifications of delegates to the party’s national convention; and

Whereas, those bylaws do not provide for the assessment or collection of any fee from delegates as a condition of floor access or full participation in business sessions; and

Whereas, the delegate apportionment formula specified in the bylaws is primarily based on the number of sustaining, i.e.

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Missouri Libertarian has strong showing in special election

LP blog:

Libertarian Patty Tweedle received 22% of the vote in yesterday’s special election for Missouri State Representative (District 62). Tweedle’s only opponent was a Republican.

Ballot Access News editor Richard Winger points out that Tweedle had almost as much support as the 2008 Democratic Party candidate for that office.Read more ...