ood news. Remember the special session of the Missouri legislature that Gov. Parson called to address violent crime? The two bills that resulted in that get together so energized the state government that they’re going to have another “special session.” In true government fashion, this one is not called a “special session.” Some are calling this a “supplemental session.” Government is so creative, it’s hard to keep up.
Anyway, the state big wigs will gather in Jefferson City on Nov. 5 to enact legislation to appropriate state and federal resources to respond to COVID-19.
The bad news is I don’t think COVID 19 is going to be intimidated by our checkbook, but only time will tell.
The Senate is also going to consider appointments to boards, commission, departments and divisions. Which is code for things they should have got done during the regular session but were busy attending buffets and rewriting voter approved constitutional amendments.
Lastly, they will address other matters recommended by the governor. I’ll let you guess how long that list will be if Gov. Parson gets upset by Nicole Galloway.
State government is all over this thing. Hope this helps you sleep.
Speaking of the governor’s race, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has endorsed Nicole Galloway for governor of Missouri. Not sure why we care who the governor of New Jersey thinks should be our governor, but there it is. He called Galloway a “star” during a press call while also criticizing Parson.
If you were waiting on the governor of New Jersey to tell you how to vote in Missouri, consider your wish granted.
CNN ran a real-life story this week about an 8-year-old Ontario boy that, according to his mother, has become “preoccupied with the climate crisis.” I’m not making this up. Appears that young Noah is all out of sorts over climate change. According to the question he posed to an expert, he is concerned about the state of the planet for his future kids (he plans to have two).
I’m going to stop right there. I’m willing to tolerate parents’ overindulgence in their children’s education or athletic prowess, but this is a new level of crazy. How many 8-year-olds do you know that are stewing about their children’s future? The expert bemoaned the fact that this “crisis” was a burden on young people like Noah.
Honestly, I’m not making this up. Somebody get Noah a fruit juice box and a whiffle ball and bat and see if we can lift this burden. I realize that I’m a direct descendent of primarily average people, but I gotta believe that even the high functioning lineages don’t have many 8-year olds walking around with the world’s problems on their shoulders.
Anyway, Noah is going to “stew” on this in lieu of playing soccer or hockey I guess and it’s really none of my business if he chooses to worry for his future children. I suppose that is a God given right as a future parent of two.