Last week, the Missouri Senate showed us that its idea of a compromise is to kill projects that create jobs in order to accept federal money to help the long-term unemployed. Several Republican senators led by Sen. Jim Lembke of St. Louis County agreed to halt a filibuster against renewing federal long-term unemployment benefits after Senate President Pro Tem Rob Mayer agreed to help the filibustering senators identify $250 million of federal stimulus spending that could be cut from the state's budget. Lembke had joined with Will Kraus of Lee's Summit, Rob Schaaf of St. Joseph and Brian Nieves of Washington to send a message about federal spending.
LETTER: Don't deny Missouri its fair share of the federal pie
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