Americans for Prosperity http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Municipal, School Board Elections Among Matters At Stake In April 8 Election http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/municipal-school-board-elections-among-matters-stake-april-8-election <p><strong>(Updated 10:45 a.m., Mon., March 10 with filing of Jayson Thornton in Kirkwood.)</strong></p><p>A longstanding contract dispute between the union representing University City firefighters and some city officials could influence that city’s April 8 election of new council members.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 04:18:15 +0000 Jo Mannies 34189 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Municipal, School Board Elections Among Matters At Stake In April 8 Election Over 200 Local Mo. Governments Trying To Raise Taxes, Group Says http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/over-200-local-mo-governments-trying-raise-taxes-group-says <p></p><p>A conservative advocacy group says more than 200 local governments across Missouri are trying to raise taxes.&nbsp; The tally includes proposals such as property tax hikes, sales taxes, and bond issues that are up for votes on the ballot in April.&nbsp; Patrick Werner heads the Missouri chapter of Americans for Prosperity, a group that advocates for lower taxes and limited government.</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:52:49 +0000 Marshall Griffin 9279 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Over 200 Local Mo. Governments Trying To Raise Taxes, Group Says Conservative Group Wants Any Budget Surplus Given Back To Mo. Taxpayers, Rainy Day Fund http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/conservative-group-wants-any-budget-surplus-given-back-mo-taxpayers-rainy-day-fund <p>A conservative group is calling on <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</a> (D) and <a href="http://moga.mo.gov/">Missouri lawmakers</a> to return any budget surplus there may be next year to taxpayers.</p><p>Nixon and GOP&nbsp;legislative leaders are expecting a 3.1 percent&nbsp;growth in state revenues during the next fiscal year.&nbsp; Patrick Werner heads the <a href="http://americansforprosperity.org/missouri/">Missouri Chapter of Americans for Prosperity</a>, which advocates for fiscally conservative practices.&nbsp; He says any left over money should either be returned to taxpayers or socked away in the state’s Rainy Day fund. Wed, 02 Jan 2013 12:43:59 +0000 Marshall Griffin 7680 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Conservative Group Wants Any Budget Surplus Given Back To Mo. Taxpayers, Rainy Day Fund Super PAC bringing bus tour to Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/super-pac-bringing-bus-tour-missouri <p>A prominent conservative Super PAC plans to host several events in Missouri over the next few days.&nbsp; The national group - Americans for Prosperity - will bring its bus tour to tailgate parties before the Mizzou football game on Saturday, the Rams game on Sunday and the Cardinals game on Tuesday.&nbsp;</p><p>The group says this is a way to reach out to a large audience that’s already there – an audience that isn’t necessarily the political rally type. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 21:22:26 +0000 Chris McDaniel 4606 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Super PAC bringing bus tour to Missouri