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GOP state lawmakers want you to think they are reducing spending. Yet, spending is on the rise.
If you are a fan of the state spending more of your money, be sure and thank your state lawmakers for a job well done when you spot them out on the campaign trail this summer.
It is going to take more than a little grease to get things going, which means it is probably time for an overhaul.
While the economy across Missouri has shown a few signs of improvement, growth may be starting to slow down again and even preparing to stop.
While more people across the state are starting to return to work, the number of people in the labor force in St. Louis continues to dwindle.
From presidential politics on the national stage to the campaign for governor here in Missouri, the candidates are playing from the same playbook.
If the goal is to make it look like the state is hiding something every month regarding the latest jobs data, the press office at the Missouri Department of Economic Development is doing great work.
State lawmakers may have unwittingly helped the re-election campaign for Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon
Whether it is battling big business or policing politicians, a good dose of skepticism is needed to report on the state's economy.
Even though the unemployment rate is lower, layoffs across Missouri are on the rise and the number of workers in the labor force is down.
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