Greetings and Happy New Year. Thank you for checking out this blog on occasion. I thought I would list some of the topics that I’m sure will be discussed on these pages in the coming year.
- We should get an idea this year whether there will be any justice for Dianne Critchlow, or whether she will walk away scot-free after pillaging the Fox school district. The St. Charles County prosecutor is currently reviewing the case.
- The detente between Arnold mayor Ron Counts and councilman Phil Amato seems to be over, and they may face off in the April mayoral election. Will police chief Bob Shockey interfere again on Counts’ behalf (he sued Counts’ opponents last time around)? Will Amato have his campaign office inside the Arnold Food Pantry (cans for votes?)? Will someone young jump into the race?
- It should be a very exciting legislative session starting this week. With Jay Nixon out of the way, the GOP supermajorities can pass right to work and other union bills as well as some need legal reforms without having to worry that Senator Gary Romine (GOP, 3rd district, Farmington), who represents southern JeffCo, will fail to support veto override votes. As usual, I will cover our JeffCo delegation in Jeff City as nobody else does.
- Speaking of which, I’m sure other issues will arise where I will have to fill the vacuum left by the Leader when it refuses to cover them properly or at all. But it’s a service I am happy to provide.
Let me know in the comments if there are other events you are looking forward to this year, and as always, I welcome your news tips.