Missouri Government News for Week of August 28, 2000
|.||Religion to play major role in Senate race (09/01/00)|
Gov. Mel Carnahan, a Southern Baptist deacon, seeks to unseat Republican Sen. John Ashcroft, a member of the Assemblies of God church and a former touring gospel singer.
Religion overtly popped up in the campaign only recently and both candidates have avoided talking directly about the topic. Under the surface, however, religion has been rising in importance for years.
|.||Fellow Democrats defend the anti-meth record of Missouri's governor. (08/31/00)|
Drug laws have become one of the issues in Carnahan's campaign for the the U.S. Senate seat now held by John Ashcroft.
|.||Lawsuit filed to get a non-lawyer on the ballot for Attorney General. (08/30/00)|
The Secretary of State had rejected her candidacy because she is not a lawyer, although neither Missouri law nor the constitution directly requires the Attorney General to be a lawyer.
|.||Republicans draw the right straws at state fair (08/31/00)|
|.||Religion at Core of Cheney Talk (08/30/00)|
"Thanks be to God who gives us victory through Our Lord Jesus Christ."
It is victory the Bush/Cheney ticket is hoping for in November. they like their Democratic rivals, are increasingly leaning on religion as a central issue.
|.||Experts say heat can affect mentally ill (08/29/00)|
Joseph Parks, Deputy Director for Psychiatry in Missouri's Mental Health Department, said some anti-psychotic drugs such as haldol and prolixn used to treat schizophrenia and depression with psychosis can hamper the body's ability to regulate temperature.
|.||Talent sends bond plan to independent consultant (08/29/00)|
Talent campaign spokesperson Michelle Dimarob said the attacks were not the reason for hiring the independent consultant. She said the move was necessary to make sure the numbers, compiled in August 1999, were up to date.
"We just want to make sure we have the most current information," she said.
|.||Doves will become shotgun targets in Missouri. (08/29/00)|
|.||New law restricts unsolicited commercial e-mail (08/28/00)|
While this is good news for consumers, similar laws in other states have had implementation difficulties. These laws are vital for the development of federal regulations, currently pending in the US Senate.
|.||Carnahan said he has read "very little" Playboy (08/28/00)|
The comment, in a light-hearted response to a reporter's question, comes just a few weeks after his foe, Sen. John Ashcroft, attacked the governor for accepting donations from top Playboy executive Christie Hefner.
|.||Libertarian Phil Horras, candidate for lieutenant governor, promises to abolish the office. (08/28/00)|