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Dec 2015 Issue
Part One: State of Corruption
Part Two: County Crooks
Part Three: Bad Neighbors

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Volume One, Part One

Missouri's Politics
Happy Big Tick
Jay Nixon
Party Sponge
Peter Kinder
Smiling Shark
Chris Koster
December 2nd, 2015

by Jon Schuessler

Introduction | Part One | Part Two | Part Three

In part one, we explore the dark underbelly of state politics. Judges, legislators and executive departments go under scrutiny for waste, abuse of power and fraud. It’s a section we like to call:

State of Corruption

In the first issue, we’ll take a look at three of our elected executives – Governor Nixon, Lieutenant Governor Kinder, and Attorney General Koster.

Living the High Life
The Story of Jeremiah (Jay) W. Nixon, Governor

Time in Office: January 1st, 2009 to present
The Charges: Abuse of Office, Misuse of Funds
The Accusers: State Auditor Schweich and Deputy State Auditor Otto, various news agencies

From the very beginning, Nixon has abused his office to allow federal policy to trump state interests. The first scandal began in 2009 with...
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Playboy Cries Poor
The Story of Peter Kinder, Lieutenant Governor

Time in Office: January 1st, 2005 to present
The Charges: Goofing Off on the Public Dime
The Accusers: The Post-Dispatch

On a cold winter day in late February, Peter Kinder told his fellow Republicans in the state legislature that he was going broke. “Gradual impoverishment” is the phrase...
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Justice for Sale
The Story of Chris Koster, Attorney General

Time in Office: January 1st, 2009 to present
The Charges: Graft, Accepting Corporate Bribes
The Accusers: State Auditor Schweich, The New York Times

The Attorney General’s Office is often just a rung on the ladder of a political climb. Jay Nixon, for instance, was the Attorney General...
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Continue to Part Two | Part Three

Jon Schuessler is a Volunteer leader in Jefferson County, and the chairman for Missouri Volunteers for Government Reform, a Political Action Committee (PAC) of the Volunteer Movement. Click here to read his bio or contact him.

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