Wednesday, December 8, 2010

KANSAS CITY'S MISSOURI STATE REP. MIKE TALBOY EARNS TOP DEMOCRAT ROLE!!!

http://www.tonyskansascity.com/2010/12/tkc-breaking-news-missouri-state-rep.html

I bet Mike ends up doing something in Washington DC after he terms out. It is setting up nicely for him earning the respect of national players. The money will be hard to resist and I've seen guys like Mike for almost two decades working in the building move on to greener pastures outside of Missouri. Scott Murphy comes to mind (google him) but maybe not in elected office, more of a gov affairs contract lobbyist role. Talboy is way to liberal for statewide Missouri. I have seen him say things on the floor that are scorching. When Tim Jones and Brian Pratt would give campaign speeches on the House floor Talboy would be one of the first reps to the mic to call them out. We lobbyists sit in the upper gallery and watch these grown men scream at each other like children on the play ground. Talboy is by far the most aggressive of the KC reps. He is not the best speaker in the delegation but he is the one most willing to take the heat on an abortion bill or calling out Jeff Grisamore for hating children. All of the KC reps have their own style and pound for pound are much more talented than the STL delegation. Let's see... Kander is witty and doesn't speak as often as you would expect which gives him more attention when he does. Holsman is an eloquent wordsmith who probably understands policy as well as anyone in the room. Hughes is a big dreamer who has grand ideas that he doesn't follow through on. Curls is steadfast and serious, she is nothing like Melba and will be a solid senator. Brown sometimes doesn't know where he is during a debate. Everyone else is new.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

GOP wave boosts talk of dropping MO income tax - NBCActionNews.com

GOP wave boosts talk of dropping MO income tax - NBCActionNews.com

Jackson County House Roundup Pt. 2 - The Source

Jackson County House Roundup Pt. 2 - The Source

MISSOURI COURT OF APPEALS WESTERN DISTRICT

MISSOURI COURT OF APPEALS WESTERN DISTRICT

Missouri Court of Appeals

Missouri Court of Appeals

Jeffrey J. Grisamore v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company and Randall Sisk

Jeffrey J. Grisamore v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company and Randall Sisk

Monday, November 1, 2010

Don't Believe the Hype

Don't believe the hype.  We are citizens of the United States and we are blessed with the freedom of choosing our leaders.  Don't vote by party.  That seems to be such a waste of our gift. 

Vote with your head.  Investigate your candidates.  Are they really what they seem?  I don't think so.  I can give you cold hard facts of how Representative Jeff Grisamore had misinformed you.   He will say that I am mistaken, confused, or a political stalker.  But, proof in black and white tells far more than a silver tongue. 

Vote on Tuesday and make your vote count.  Vote for the person that will HONESTLY do what is in the best interest of their district.  The world has been full of false prophets and idols since the snake convinced Eve to eat the apple.  Think Jim and Tammy Faye Baker.  Think Jimmy Swaggart.  The list goes on and on. 

Education Week: How Election 2010 Could Influence Education

Education Week: How Election 2010 Could Influence Education

Wildeman's Words: It's bigotry that needs to "die"

Wildeman's Words: It's bigotry that needs to "die"

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Vote Next Week

I would encourage everyone to write in a vote against Jeff Grisamore.  If you can't think of anyone vote for Sherri Tucker.  I won't win, but I would love for the public to see that not everyone endorses Jeff Grisamore.  It is time that the people of Lee's Summit and Greenwood stand up and say that they will not be lied to.  Please, please investigate those that you are going to vote for.  Are they really what they seem to be?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Grisamore's Contributors (Payday Loan Cos and School Administrators)

USE REPUBLICAN CAMPAIGN CMTE OF MISSOURI


Party Committees GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $1,701 10/22/2008

CMTE TO ELECT ICET

Candidate Committees GRISAMORE, JEFF WILDWOOD, MO $1,000 07/06/2007

GRISAMORE, JEFF

Candidate Self-finance GRISAMORE, JEFF LEES SUMMIT, MO $1,000 10/08/2008

RON RICHARD 2008

Candidate Committees GRISAMORE, JEFF JOPLIN, MO $1,000 07/02/2007

GRISAMORE, JEFF

Candidate Self-finance GRISAMORE, JEFF LEES SUMMIT, MO $900 08/15/2008

GRISAMORE, JEFF

Candidate Self-finance GRISAMORE, JEFF LEES SUMMIT, MO $526 12/13/2007

CITIZENS FOR PAT KELLEY

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF LEES SUMMIT, MO $500 09/17/2008

CITIZENS FOR TIMOTHY W JONES

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF EUREKA, MO $500 11/10/2008

DOWNTOWN COUNCIL PAC


Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF KANSAS CITY, MO $500 10/06/2008

FRIENDS OF TILLEY

Candidate Committees GRISAMORE, JEFF PERRYVILLE, MO $500 07/07/2007

GRISAMORE, JEFF

Candidate Self-finance GRISAMORE, JEFF MO $500 09/02/2008

HALLMARK CARDS

Printing & Publishing GRISAMORE, JEFF KANSAS CITY, MO $500 09/07/2008

LEHMAN, TOM & PAT

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF LEES SUMMIT, MO $500 09/26/2008

MISSOURI COUNCIL OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS


Education GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $500 09/20/2008

MISSOURI MOTOR CARRIERS ASSOCIATION

Trucking GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $500 10/02/2008

MISSOURI HEALTH & HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION

Hospitals & Nursing Homes GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $450 09/18/2008

MISSOURI PHARMACY ASSOCIATION

Health Professionals GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $450 09/20/2008

ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES

Electric Utilities GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $400 07/09/2007

AT&T

Telecom Services & Equipment GRISAMORE, JEFF ST LOUIS, MO $400 10/31/2008

BNSF RAILWAY

Railroads GRISAMORE, JEFF FORTWORTH, TX $400 09/18/2008

MCCARTER, SCOTT & DENISE

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF LEES SUMMIT, MO $400 10/31/2008

MISSOURI ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

Real Estate GRISAMORE, JEFF COLUMBIA, MO $400 09/28/2008

UNITEMIZED DONATIONS

Republican Unitemized Contributions GRISAMORE, JEFF MO $400 Unknown

MISSOURI CREDIT UNION ASSOCIATION

Credit Unions GRISAMORE, JEFF ST LOUIS, MO $375 10/05/2008

EVERLY, MICHAEL

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF LEES SUMMIT, MO $350 10/31/2008

THE MILLSTONE CO

Securities & Investment GRISAMORE, JEFF ST LOUIS, MO $350 10/17/2008

UNITEMIZED DONATIONS

Republican Unitemized Contributions GRISAMORE, JEFF MO $350 Unknown

409 GROUP

Payday/Title Loans GRISAMORE, JEFF KS $325 02/25/2008


84TH REPUBLICAN LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT CMTE

Party Committees GRISAMORE, JEFF GLENCOE, MO $325 12/29/2007

ADVANCE AMERICA CASH ADVANCE


Payday/Title Loans GRISAMORE, JEFF SPARTANBURG, SC $325 02/25/2008

AMEREN

Electric Utilities GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $325 08/07/2008

AQUILA

Electric Utilities GRISAMORE, JEFF KANSAS CITY, MO $325 10/31/2008

AQUILA MISSOURI PAC

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF KANSAS CITY, MO $325 10/15/2007

ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF ST LOUIS

General Contractors GRISAMORE, JEFF ST LOUIS, MO $325 06/12/2008

BURNS & MCDONNELL

Construction Services GRISAMORE, JEFF KANSAS CITY, MO $325 10/02/2008

CHECK INTO CASH OF MISSOURI


Payday/Title Loans GRISAMORE, JEFF CLEVELAND, TN $325 02/25/2008

CITIZENS FOR BRYAN PRATT

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF BLUE SPRINGS, MO $325 12/31/2007

CITIZENS FOR BRYAN PRATT

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF BLUE SPRINGS, MO $325 12/31/2007

CITIZENS FOR INSURANCE REFORM

Other/Single Issue Groups GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $325 12/31/2007

CITIZENS FOR RUESTMAN

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF JOPLIN, MO $325 03/31/2008

CMTE TO ELECT ICET

Candidate Committees GRISAMORE, JEFF WILDWOOD, MO $325 12/24/2007

COMCAST

Telecom Services & Equipment GRISAMORE, JEFF PHILADELPHIA, PA $325 11/21/2008

COMCAST

Telecom Services & Equipment GRISAMORE, JEFF PHILADELPHIA, PA $325 12/20/2007

EMPIRE DISTRICT ELECTRIC CO

Electric Utilities GRISAMORE, JEFF JOPLIN, MO $325 06/20/2008

EMPIRE DISTRICT ELECTRIC CO

Electric Utilities GRISAMORE, JEFF JOPLIN, MO $325 09/07/2008

GREATER KANSAS CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Business Associations GRISAMORE, JEFF KANSAS CITY, MO $325 07/15/2008

GREEN, JUDITH MURPHY

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF LEES SUMMIT, MO $325 03/31/2008

GRISAMORE, BEN

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF WICHITA, KS $325 03/26/2008

GRISAMORE, MARY

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF WICHITA, KS $325 03/26/2008

HERTZOG, ROBERT E & BETTY L

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF LEES SUMMIT, MO $325 12/30/2007

HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION OF GREATER KANSAS CITY


Home Builders GRISAMORE, JEFF KANSAS CITY, MO $325 07/14/2008

HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION OF ST LOUIS & EASTERN MISSOURI

Home Builders GRISAMORE, JEFF ST LOUIS, MO $325 09/24/2008

HOSPITAL CORP OF AMERICA

Hospitals & Nursing Homes GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $325 09/18/2008

HOSPITAL CORP OF AMERICA

Hospitals & Nursing Homes GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $325 07/14/2008

JOHN BARDGETT & ASSOCIATES

Lawyers & Lobbyists GRISAMORE, JEFF CHESTERFIELD, MO $325 02/08/2008

KANSAS CITY POWER & LIGHT

Electric Utilities GRISAMORE, JEFF KANSAS CITY, MO $325 04/14/2008

KANSAS CITY REGIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

Real Estate GRISAMORE, JEFF LEAWOOD, KS $325 07/22/2008

KCP&L POWER PAC MISSOURI

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF KANSAS CITY, MO $325 10/21/2008

KCP&L POWER PAC-MISSOURI

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF KANSAS CITY, MO $325 07/18/2007

LEGGETT & PLATT

Miscellaneous Manufacturing & Distributing GRISAMORE, JEFF CARTHAGE, MO $325 08/17/2008

MARK PARRISH LLC

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF LEES SUMMIT, MO $325 03/31/2008

MEDA PAC

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $325 10/31/2008

MEIER, BETH

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF LEES SUMMIT, MO $325 10/31/2008

MEIER, DON

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF LEES SUMMIT, MO $325 10/31/2008

MISSOURI ASSOCIATION OF HOMES FOR THE AGING PAC

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $325 08/02/2008

MISSOURI ASSOCIATION OF NURSE ANESTHETISTS

Health Professionals GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $325 05/28/2008

MISSOURI ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

Real Estate GRISAMORE, JEFF COLUMBIA, MO $325 02/07/2007

MISSOURI ASSOCIATION OF REHABILITATION FACILITIES


Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $325 09/01/2008

MISSOURI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Business Associations GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $325 12/28/2007

MISSOURI COUNCIL OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS


Education GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $325 06/19/2008

MISSOURI DENTAL ASSOCIATION

Health Professionals GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $325 12/31/2007

MISSOURI FREEDOM CMTE

Lawyers & Lobbyists GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $325 03/04/2008

MISSOURI HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION

Hospitals & Nursing Homes GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $325 10/04/2007

MISSOURI HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION DISTRICT 6

Hospitals & Nursing Homes GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $325 02/07/2008

MISSOURI HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION DISTRICT 7

Hospitals & Nursing Homes GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $325 02/07/2008

MISSOURI ORGANIZATION OF DEFENSE LAWYERS

Lawyers & Lobbyists GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $325 06/20/2008

MISSOURI PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION

Health Professionals GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $325 05/28/2008

MISSOURI STATE FARM AGENTS

Insurance GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $325 09/02/2008

MISSOURI STATE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION


Public Sector Unions GRISAMORE, JEFF COLUMBIA, MO $325 09/24/2008

MISSOURI STATE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION


Public Sector Unions GRISAMORE, JEFF COLUMBIA, MO $325 06/12/2008

MISSOURIANS FOR MUSCHANY

Candidate Committees GRISAMORE, JEFF ST LOUIS, MO $325 09/01/2008

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS SAFE TRUST

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF WASHINGTON, DC $325 09/01/2008

PEOPLE FOR MIKE DETHROW

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF ALTON, MO $325 10/03/2008

QC HOLDINGS

Payday/Title Loans GRISAMORE, JEFF OVERLAND PARK, KS $325 01/18/2008

REPUBLICAN ORGANIZATION OF LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANTS

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF CALIFORNIA, MO $325 05/06/2008

WATKINS, TOM & LYNN

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF ST JOSEPH, MO $325 06/27/2008

CITIZENS FOR MIKE THOMSON

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF MARYVILLE, MO $300 09/15/2008

KANSAS CITY LIFE EMPLOYEES PAC FUND 1

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF KANSAS CITY, MO $300 04/01/2008

MICHAEL L PARSON FOR STATE REP

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF BOLIVAR, MO $300 10/15/2007

MISSOURI ASSOCIATION OF INSURANCE AGENTS

Insurance GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $300 03/03/2008

MISSOURI CREDIT UNION ASSOCIATION

Credit Unions GRISAMORE, JEFF ST LOUIS, MO $300 07/06/2007

MISSOURI SOCIETY OF CPAS

Accountants GRISAMORE, JEFF ST LOUIS, MO $300 10/31/2008

METRO VOICE

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF LEES SUMMIT, MO $288 10/02/2008

WIDAMAN COMMUNICATIONS

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF LEES SUMMIT, MO $288 10/23/2008

ANONYMOUS

No Employer Listed or Found GRISAMORE, JEFF MO $275 Unknown

ALLEY, JAMES R

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF LEES SUMMIT, MO $250 06/30/2007

AMEREN

Electric Utilities GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $250 09/30/2008

AMEREN

Electric Utilities GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $250 10/15/2008

CAMPAIGN TO REELECT SALLY FAITH

Candidate Committees GRISAMORE, JEFF ST CHARLES, MO $250 10/08/2007

HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION OF MISSOURI

Home Builders GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $250 11/01/2007

LEDNICKY, JOHN & MERCEDES


Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF LEES SUMMIT, MO $250 10/31/2008

NASH & FRANCISKATO LLC

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF KANSAS CITY, MO $250 10/15/2008

CITIZENS FOR ONDER

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF LAKE ST LOUIS, MO $225 01/14/2008

BURDEN, GEORGE E & SHARON L

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF LEES SUMMIT, MO $200 10/26/2008

COMMUNITY HEALTH ACCESS CMTE

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $200 06/05/2008

EMBARQ EMPLOYEE PAC OF MISSOURI

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $200 01/03/2008

HALLAM, JAMES & JOLENE

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF LEES SUMMIT, MO $200 10/31/2008

HERTZOG, ROBERT E & BETTY L

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF LEES SUMMIT, MO $200 08/28/2008

LEWIS, BILL & CAROL

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF LEES SUMMIT, MO $200 10/25/2008

MISSOURI COUNCIL OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS


Education GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $200 02/29/2008

RICH, TRINA & STEVE

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF LAKEWOOD, CO $200 09/01/2008

SATER FOR REPRESENTATIVE

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF CASSVILLE, MO $200 01/18/2008

UNITEMIZED DONATIONS

Republican Unitemized Contributions GRISAMORE, JEFF MO $165 Unknown

GREEN, JUDITH MURPHY

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF LEES SUMMIT, MO $150 10/31/2008

GRIMALDI, GERARD J & JULIE E

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF KANSAS CITY, MO $150 03/07/2007

JAMES R MOODY & ASSOCIATES

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $150 03/03/2008

ALLEY, JAMES & JEAN

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF LEES SUMMIT, MO $100 12/29/2007

ALLEY, JAMES & JEAN

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF LEES SUMMIT, MO $100 12/29/2007

BEATY, LARRY & SHERI

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF LEES SUMMIT, MO $100 10/31/2008

CITIZENS FOR ED EMERY

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF LAMAR, MO $100 11/15/2007

DOCTORIAN, SHERRY

Lawyers & Lobbyists GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $100 03/03/2008

LEHMAN, THOMAS & PATRICIA

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF LEES SUMMIT, MO $100 10/14/2007

MISSOURI ASSOCIATION OF MUNICIPAL UTILITIES

Electric Utilities GRISAMORE, JEFF COLUMBIA, MO $100 07/22/2008

MISSOURI ASSOCIATION OF MUNICIPAL UTILITIES

Electric Utilities GRISAMORE, JEFF COLUMBIA, MO $100 12/28/2007

MISSOURI MISSOURI PAC

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $100 07/17/2008

REID, MICHAEL C & SARAH L

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $100 03/03/2008

RW CONSULTANTS

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF OAK GROVE, MO $100 10/31/2008

GARY V & KAY A MUEHRER TRUSTEES THE GARY V & KAY A MUEHRER REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO $50 03/31/2008

UNITEMIZED DONATIONS

Republican Unitemized Contributions GRISAMORE, JEFF MO $50 Unknown

REGAN, WILLIAM F

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF GREENWOOD, MO $30 Unknown

DUSTMAN, ROBERT & JOYCE

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF LEES SUMMIT, MO $20 10/31/2008

HATCHER, ESSIE B

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF GRANDVIEW, MO $20 10/31/2008

ALLEN, MICHAEL & MELANIE

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF LEES SUMMIT, MO $15 10/31/2008

BUTLER, G F & D M

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF LEES SUMMIT, MO $10 03/31/2008

REIMBURSEMENT FOR OVER LIMIT CONTRIBUTIONS

Uncoded GRISAMORE, JEFF XX $-25 Unknown

GRISAMORE, JEFF

Candidate Self-finance GRISAMORE, JEFF LEES SUMMIT, MO $-900 08/28/2008

GRISAMORE, JEFF

Candidate Self-finance GRISAMORE, JEFF LEES SUMMIT, MO $-1,000 10/08/2008

Look Who Gave Grisamore Contributions

Do you really need to wonder why your autistic child can't get a break in the Lee's Summit School District?  Did Grisamore promise to work tirelessly for your child?  Well, one look at his contributors and you will see that your child doesn't have a prayer.  The same people that are denying your child FAPE are supporting his campaign. 

Contributor


Industry Recipient Name Location ↓Amount↓ Date

MISSOURI COUNCIL OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS

Education GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $500 09/20/2008

MISSOURI COUNCIL OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS

Education GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $325 06/19/2008

MISSOURI COUNCIL OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS

Education GRISAMORE, JEFF JEFFERSON CITY, MO $200 02/29/2008

MISSOURI STATE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION


Public Sector Unions GRISAMORE, JEFF COLUMBIA, MO $325 06/12/2008

MISSOURI STATE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

Public Sector Unions GRISAMORE, JEFF COLUMBIA, MO $325 09/24/2008

Grisamore is Weak On Public Education

Grisamore (47th) Weak on Public Education

Rep. Jeff Grisamore (47th) is weak on public education. He can co-sponsor a resolution calling for early childhood education, but falls short after that.

Rep. Grisamore represents much of Lee's Summit. I have many friends in Eastern Jackson County and they love their public schools. The Republicans in Jefferson City sure aren't helping out Lee's Summit's schools. Grisamore told the Missouri State Teachers Association he wanted to find sustainable funding for public schools.The Federal Government has said Missouri Schools are failing under No Child Left Behind. The Lee's Summit Jo What has he done - nothing!! urnal has written about the difficulty in Lee's Summit schools complying with MAP tests and No Child Left Behind. The Lee's Summit School District's own web site discusses the confusion regarding the district receiving a less than desirable rating under No Child Left Behind.

The funding of public schools in Missouri and Lee's Summit is so dire that a new bond issuance was sought in Lee's Summit and this Q & A appears on the Lee's Summit web site.

Q: What percentage of the R-7 budget is funded by the state? How has this declined?

A: The impact of state losses on our local schools is apparent when examining the R-7 budget’s declining percentage of state funds. The Missouri Foundation Formula goal is to fund 50 percent of local school district operating budgets, although Lee’s Summit R-7 has never received close to 50 percent of its funding from the state. During the 1998-99 school year, state funding made up 35 percent of the R-7 operating budget. By the 2004-05 school year, state funding of R-7 schools dropped to 31 percent. Other categories of state aid appropriations have also been reduced significantly, impacting total state funding included in the R-7 budget. Across the state, the average percent of public school district revenue coming from state funding is almost 35 percent.

Grisamore has done little in Jefferson City, including ignoring his important work on the Environmental Committee and ignoring the Catholic church's call to restore Medicaid cuts to the poor and the sick children of our state. What has Grisamore done to improve funding from Missouri for Lee's Summit schools - nothing. He is a member of the majority party, so there is no excuses. Maybe we need a different party in the majority.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Lee's Summit High Getting New Turf on Football Field - WDAF

Lee's Summit High Getting New Turf on Football Field - WDAF

Grisamore has claimed to be working for your autistic child. What has he done? Has he supported Bryce's Law? Has he offered legislation that would make our districts more accountable? No, he has accepted money from the MASA, MNEA, and many other school district associations and unions. Do you really believe that he will help with the issues that your autistic child is having with their school district? Didn't think so!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Grisamore's Largest Donation was $1,000 From The Missouri Association of School Administrators

One of the final questions asked each candidate was who is their biggest contributor was and how large was the donation. Grisamore’s largest donation was $1,000 from the Missouri Association of School Administrators, Zapien-Pina received $200 from a voter and Cardarella was given $1,000 from Naral, a pro-women’s group. Torpey told the audience he’d received $2,000 from his wife, Blevins said he’d filed a statement of exemption vowing not to spend or receive more than $500 on his campaign, Gough said a personal friend donated $1,000, Osgood’s largest contribution was $500 from a voter and Cross’ brother contributed $1,000 to his campaign.

Chamber hosts MO House forum

Chamber hosts MO House forum

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Don't Vote Based On False Information

I deplore all to vote based on real information and careful research.  Don't vote based on information that you have not carefully screened.  Anyone can say anything.  The proof is in the pudding.  Are your autistic children getting a better education?  Are your autistic chiildren receiving the services that they are federally entitled to?  What has your Representative done beyond using your families pain as a stepping stone in his political career?

Sunday, May 16, 2010

What Has He Really Done?

Representative Grisamore has been quick to use individuals with autism as a stepping stone in his career.  But, what has he really done?  Gone all over the state promoting himself as the autism savior?

How many of the children in his district have been forced to drop out of school, attend private schools, been sent to Ozanam, etc. while he stood back and watched?  Has he filed any bills that would hold DESE or the school districts accountable?  I don't think so.  He refuses to.

He is endorsed by NEA, the Superintendent's association, the principal's association, etc.  How can you accept those endorsements and then write bills that would foce those people to do what is right?  You can't.

Insurance is not the only need.  We need to make sure that these children get the education and services that will help them to be successful.  It won't happen as long as our legislators are in bed with the very people that are denying them. 

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Grisamore's Answer As To Why He Sold Out Abused Women

This is from the Kansas City Star.  Grisamore's reason for abandoning this cause was that he needed to remain in good stead with the Republican caucus. 


After the news conference ended, some of the advocates said they were especially disappointed in Rep. Jeff Grisamore. The Lee's Summit Republican often speaks up on behalf of disabled and vulnerable children, but he allowed the cuts in the child care subsides to progress out of committee by voting "present" instead of "no."

I asked Grisamore about that after the vote a couple of weeks ago and he said he thought the cuts would have been imposed regardless of what the committee voted, and he needed to remain in good stead with the Republican caucus.

"I had to weigh the fallout," Grisamore explained in an e-mail exchange that we had.

I have been talking to the next likely Speaker of the House about my interest in being appointed as the next Chairman of the Appropriations Committee for Health, Mental Health and Social Services, which would automatically also place me on the Budget Committee. He has indicated his interest in making that happen.

While I voted present on the mega-amendment proposing the above cuts in protest to them and the process, I voted to refer the recommendations for House Bills 10 & 11 back to the Budget Committee, even though I disagreed with many elements of those recommendations I have outlined above.

To hold up the process would have simply resulted in the Budget Committee considering them anyway and could have jeopardized my future appointment as Chairman, a position through which I can do a lot more good for our most vulnerable citizens in the future. To vote present and no on two simply symbolic votes could have jeopardized all of that.







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Talk is cheap, child care isn't | Midwest Voices

Talk is cheap, child care isn't Midwest Voices

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

Kansas City Regional Center

I wonder if it is a coincidence that my son was taken off of the wait list at the Regional Center.  His plan for last year was also removed from the computer.  Kind of odd.  He's been on the list since 2006 and now he is not on there.  A little fishy? 

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Emails Received After 2008

The meeting for the pool never happened.  This was just another one of his broken promises. 
Her false attacks against me, Lee's Summit R-7 Schools, DESE and now my House colleagues contain many commonalities. She consistently misunderstands the facts and misrepresents the truth and timelines. That is why I stopped communicating with her in 2008. Anytime, she would post a false claim and I would write to communicate the truth, she would post my e-mail to her and contend I was lying. Therefore, I do not communicate with her any longer. You cannot have rational conversations in a stream of irrational and false attacks and misrepresentations.


-----Original Message-----

From: Jeff Grisamore [mailto:Jeff.Grisamore@house.mo.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 6:42 PM
To: autism@kc.rr.com

Subject: RE: Meeting To Discuss Aquatic Therapy For Special Needs Students

Sherri,

I had not asked to attend the hayride. Pastor Jim Winings had suggested it. We have worked together much serving constituents and those in need. While I appreciate your offer to attend the hayride, I think it better for your event if I do not attend.

Given the many false assumptions and untruthful, libelous and slanderous claims you have publicly cirulated about me, my family, non profit work and public service on behalf of individuals with disabilities--even after I have explained to you the truth--I think some attending the hayride would be uncomfortable with my presence. As such, I would not want that to be an unecessary distraction to the success of the event.

While I regularly participate in many disabilities related events and enjoy mutually respective working relationships with many autism and disabilities related advocates in our area and statewide who appreciate my work on behalf of those with disabilities--especially autism--you and I no longer share such common ground, which I reget.

That is unfortunate and I would be more than willing to resume a positive working relationship with you if you would simply acknowledge your misunderstandings about me, my family and work you have published and stop perpetuating such falsehoods via private and public conversations and the internet.

As I told you many times when I repeatedly met with you and Debbie and your group in 2006 and 2007, I would encourage you to be peaceful, proactive and positive in your approach versus being hostile, antagonistic and combative toward the Lee's Summit R-7 School District, DESE and others, including myself.

Your negative approach has unecessarily alienated you from so many in the autism communities locally, regionally and statewide and has diminished your credibility when you could instead be such a positive force if you would simply change your approach.

Regarding the meeting with the school district regarding special needs programming at the swim and dive center, that meeting and the working group I discussed with R-7 officials regarding special needs programming is pending. They will notify invitees to that meeting.

I met with the school district concerning special needs programming at the swim and dive center because of the excellent constituent input of Betty Sharpe. I would imagine the school district will be in further communications with her as well as others as special needs programming at the swim and dive center develops.

Jeff

Sent from my Windows Mobile phone.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

One More Thing

She also implies our children receive free lunches and also tries to imply we are on Medicaid. We are not. We have been privately insured since 2000 after moving back to Missouri with the exception of a nine month window in 2006 after I left a corporate presidency until I was sworn into office.


Jeff Grisamore Launches

ALLIANCE FOR ORPHANS AND WIDOWS

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Children of Promise International has commissioned our president, Jeff Grisamore, to launch a new initiative, hereby known as, the Alliance for Orphans and Widows. As President of Children of Promise since 2000,

Jeff's legacy has been a consistent passion for the care of orphans and widows, a quality that will serve him well in this new endeavor. Jeff will assume his new duties as founder and president of Alliance for Orphans and Widows in April 2006.

The vision of the Alliance for Orphans and Widows is to help catalyze and enable more organizations to actively engage in orphan and widow care. Because of his commitment to this vision, Jeff will seek funding and programming opportunities not only for Children of Promise, but also for other organizations who share God's heart to care for orphans and widows. Children of Promise and Alliance for Orphans and Widows will seek continued partnership to care for orphans and widows, the poor, and those who have never heard the Gospel.

Dr. Lynn Wiens will be the interim President of Children of Promise International until a more permanent position can be arranged. Dr.

Wiens, along with his wife, Dr. Ann Wiens, have been members of our Board of Directors since 2002. Dr. Wiens is a physician in Hutchinson, Kansas where he resides with his wife and five children, Peter, Josiah, Abigail, Evangelina, and Amber Joy.

We are thankful to God for Jeff's six years of faithful service to Children of Promise International. Please join us in praying for Jeff, his wife Mary, and their children in this new venture.

Thank you for your continuing commitment and generosity to the mission of Children of Promise, as we care for orphans, widows, and the poor worldwide, in order to reach the unreached with the Gospel.

Your faithfulness is greatly appreciated.

Healthcare For Missouri's Children

Her comments misunderstand and misrepresent the truth and what happened and when. The comments after the above in her posting attributed to Representative John Burnett appear to describe a debate and vote in March of 2009, not this year. Sherri has a posting today on her blog that also describes that debate and vote in March of 2009, but her post gives the impression it is covering a current debate and vote today.



The January 20th posting quotes Rep. Burnett as writing, "When the final vote came it split on exact party lines. Every single Republican voted against the children of the State and every single Democrat voted for them." That is a reference to the 2009 vote, not the vote referenced in January, which--as Rep. Ervin wrote--was 111 to 46 with more than 20 Democrats voting with Republicans.


The 2009 vote to which quotes from Rep. Burnett are attributed in the January 20th posting and Sherri's posting today refers did not propose--in truth--to add 20,000 children to the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). It actually would not have added one child. It would have actually eliminated minimum premiums that were already being paid by parent(s) whose children were already on SCHIP.


That plan would not have cost just $1.9 million in state general revenue as the blog alleged, but tens of millions. I, like many Republicans, favor adding children who are SCHIP eligible but not enrolled to the program--and tens of thousands have been added in the last year through increased awareness and enrollment efforts.


The welfare expansion of Medicaid covered health care that was proposed last year would have cost upwards of a quarter-billion-dollars for children and adults, which we could not have begun to afford. Our current state general revenue is down 12.7 for the first 8 months of the current fiscal year compared to last year. January revenue was down 22.4% compared to last January. Today, we learned February revenue was down 14.6% compared to last February. The Governor has had to cut nearly $800 million from the current budget for this fiscal year.



http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/following-kinders-lead-house-gop-dramatically-overstate-expected-costs-medicaid-expansion

Following Kinder's Lead, House GOP Dramatically Overstate Expected Costs of Medicaid Expansion

Like Lt. Governor Peter Kinder, House Republican leaders are going out of their way to ignore the facts and overstate the projected costs of expanded Medicaid edibility as outlined in the House- and Senate-passed health care reform bills. Today, eight GOP leaders, including Speaker Ron Richard, Floor Leader Steven Tilley and Speaker Pro Tem Bryan Pratt wrote Gov. Jay Nixon and Attorney General Chris Koster to express their disdain for the federal proposals.

Republicans opposing health care reform en masse isn't news -- but the refusal by Missouri GOP leaders to talk about the proposed legislation should be. From a story posted today on the Star's Prime Buzz blog:

Republicans contend that could cost the state an additional $450 million a year, based on estimates released by the state Department of Social Services several months ago. Figures reflecting new iterations of the bills haven't been released, they said.

This is false, and you don't have to take my word for it. As printed in the News-Leader last week:

Kinder's claim that the Medicaid expansion could cost Missouri taxpayers "as high as $450 million per year" is much higher than what Nixon's Department of Social Services claims the House or Senate bills would cost Missouri.

DSS officials estimate the House version of Medicaid expansion would cost the state of Missouri $188 million more each year, while the Senate bill would cost state taxpayers an extra $91 million each year.

The Republican leaders don't appear to be contesting the accuracy of the updated estimates from the Department of Social Services -- they're just pretending they don't exist.

Here's an excerpt from an October story in The Beacon:

Nodler and Icet's letter said that the Department of Social Services estimated that the plan would add around 200,000 people to Missouri's program at a cost to state of between $392 million and $454 million.

Scott Rowson, a spokesman for the Department of Social Services, said the more recently passed Senate Finance Committee version of the bill would cost the state around $91 million.

Rowson said the cost could change depending on how the provision is crafted in the final version of the bill.

No one pretends that expanding health care coverage to more low-income Missourians will be free. But the Lieutenant Governor -- and now House GOP leaders -- are choosing to use outdated estimates from the Department of Social Services they know (or should know) are false.

Submitted by .Sean on January 14, 2010 - 1:39pm

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

http://blogccp.blogspot.com/2007/06/grisamore-47th-votes-to-deny-treatment.html

http://blogccp.blogspot.com/2007/06/grisamore-47th-votes-to-deny-treatment.html

More Double Talk

He did ask Jolie Justus if he could be on the Blue Ribbon Panel. He wasn't invited to the Bi-State Autism Initiative meeting. He asked me to get him an invitation. I did. He came and sat two seats away from us so that no one would think that he was affiliated with us. He left early and stopped by and spoke to Jolie Justus. After the meeting was over she came up to us and told us that he asked her if he could be on the Blue Ribbon Panel. He also states that he didn't want to be on the Blue Ribbon Panel because he was going to be on the Missouri Autism Commission. The list for the Missouri Autism Commission just came out and he is not on it.

As for the Autism Blue Ribbon Panel, I did not speak to Senator Justus about letting me on the Commission. Senator Gibbons, who leads the Senate told me he had wished he had known of my interest in autism before the apointments because he would have wanted to appoint me. We did discuss having me added to the panel after the appointments, but I instead plan to serve on the Autism Commission as a House member. It would have been difficult for me though to make all their hearings with my interim commitee and service on the Missouri Children's Services Commission of which I am now serving as Chairman.

He made it appear that his invitation to the ball was a big deal. Anyone can go to the ball and no one needs his personal invitation. We went to the Autism Rally, in Jefferson City, and he stopped two feet in front of us to talk to his talking heads. Then he walked right past us and completely ignored us. He met with us in November of 2006. That was almost 2 years ago. We met at Atlanta Bread Company twice. It should have been three times, but he didn't show up for the third visit after requesting the meeting. He met us at the church once. We met at Dairy Queen once after the meeting of the legislators at the district office. When the Governor came to Children's Mercy he ignored us until the governor spoke with us. Then you acknowledged us. We haven't received correspondence from you in six months except for the email thanking me for inviting you to Beauchamps and you were not invited. We asked you not to campaign that night, after finding out that you were coming and that's exactly what you did. You turned the event into your event and acted as though you had put it together or that we had put it together for you.

From the first meeting in November, to you attending the ball, to the other follow up meetings, I have spent more time with your group than any other constituency, y. Our focus January through May is the legislative session and the three autism bills I am working. My legislative work on autism will continue in future sessions as well in addition to serving on the Commission we are creating. I did not even know you were at the Autism rally. I wish you would have come to me. Had I known you were there, I would have been happy to speak to you.

Here is a portion of his "Urgent Request"

I urgently need your help. To continue my fight for the disabled and their families, I need to raise significant funds for my re-election this year. My ability to influence funding and services for the disabled for years to come is related to how much I can raise for my campaign.


March 31st is an important deadline, as April quarterly reports for campaign financial disclosures will show contributions received through March 31st. Any and all contributions that I can receive by March 31st will greatly help our cause of advocating for the disabled.


My goal is to raise up an army of grassroots supporters by the hundreds and thousands who will stand with me to fight for the disabled and give them a stronger voice in Jefferson City.


My passion driven priorities for the disabled is very innovative and ambitious, but I can't do it without your help. I need an army of grassroots supporters to stand behind my campaign so that I can raise enough funding to assume future chairmanships and leadership in the House.


Contributions of any amount up to and totaling $325 per person in the primary cycle (now through August 5th) and $325 in the general election cycle (8/6 through 11/4). Couples can give up to $650 now in two separate checks for $325. Children 14 and over can do the same.


For those who can't give that much, even $30 is helpful and just $3 can count you among our coalition for the disabled and make a statement as we mobilize an army of supporters to fight and advocate for individuals with disabilities.

Most of his constituents are broke from fighting with the school district that he is in bed with.

Your assumption about my ability to receive campaign funds relating to helping families is misunderstood. I will continue my passion and fight for individuals with disabilities whether I receive contributions from those in the disabilities communities or not. What I was conveying is that the more I receive from the autism and disabilities communities, whether large or small gifts, such as a $5 check I received last week, the more influence I will have for them to effect laws and increase funding for them.


As for the schools, you really need to rethink your assumptions in the interest of those who are in it with you and your ability to influence the schools positively for children with autism and special needs. You write I can't have a strong relationship with the schools and help you. Actually, I can and do. I have a strong relationship with the schools and have their respect and ear. I am also helping you and all groups related to autism through the legislation I am passing into law. What I do is at the state level. We appropriate education funding and pass laws governing schools. We cannot tell R-7 what to do. However, I am working on a future pilot program on autism and special needs for R-7. You wrote in one blog I voted against a bill to help your kids. I have a bill that would help 100% of children with special needs statewide--nearly 140,000--not just up to 10% with autism. Missouri is way behind other states on autism and special needs and we are incorporating best practices and model language from other states and will be progressively incorporating the recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Panel--all 36 hopefully, in time.

The Superintendent assured me that Jeff Grisamore didn't have the district's ear and that the meetings between the district and me had nothing to do with Grisamore.

"Rep grisamore is getting ahead of himself. There have been no follow up discussions about any ideas that may have been mentioned in some setting. Honestly, I do not recall discussing this committee but I may have forgotten. It happens. My invitation to discuss the issues is for you only at this time. You and I can discuss together where all of this goes from there. I hope this clarifies my intention. I do not go into this knowing where we will end up but do feel our dialogue has the potential to make us a better district and help you better understand our challenges. I am really looking forward to our meetings."

As for a committee on autism and special needs in R-7, I have spoken to the Superintendent and Board, which relates to why he spoke to you. If that committee is formed, you will have one voice, although I would like to see D on it too, along with others, such as J. That will be up to R-7. Given your antagonism toward me and them, you are most fortunate you are being considered to be on such a committee. I would encourage you to consider changing your approach for the sake of LSASG's credibility and influence with R-7 and beyond. Your current approach is only isolating and alienating yourself from me and others who are doing much to help children with autism and their families.

Claim Number Five

She has also made false and uninformed allegations about my involvement with the Missouri Autism Commission and the Missouri Blue Ribbon Panel on Autism. I enjoy great working relationships with many parents, advocates and providers in the autism and broader disabilities commonalities. She has alienated herself with autism advocates and groups statewide because of her persistently false attacks.


As for the Autism Blue Ribbon Panel, I did not speak to Senator Justus about letting me on the Commission. Senator Gibbons, who leads the Senate told me he had wished he had known of my interest in autism before the apointments because he would have wanted to appoint me. We did discuss having me added to the panel after the appointments, but I instead plan to serve on the Autism Commission as a House member. It would have been difficult for me though to make all their hearings with my interim commitee and service on the Missouri Children's Services Commission of which I am now serving as Chairman.

You did ask her. I was at the meeting and she told me afterwards that you had inquire about being on the panel and she advised you that only Senators were on the panel. There was a meeting and you were not invited. I advised you of the meeting and you asked me to get you an invitation. I did. When you arrived you sat two seats away and pretended that you didn’t know us. You left early without so much as a nod. Then you called Debbie to apologize for leaving without speaking to us. You didn’t want to speak to us in front of everyone. But, you did have time to ask Jolie Justus if you could be on the panel. Also, the list for the Autism Commission came out and your name was not on it. I also saw the notes that you were writing about that. It happened when I walked over to address you because you purposely sat several seats away from Debbie and I.

Claim Three

The point many make about her false claims and implications about our personal lives is, what business is it of hers? She appears obsessed like a political stalker. It is disappointing, given I spent multiple hours with her and her Lee's Summit Autism Support Group in 2006 and 2007. I always encouraged them to be peaceful, positive and proactive in their approach, versus negative, antagonistic and combative.


Her false attacks against me, Lee's Summit R-7 Schools, DESE and now my House colleagues contain many commonalities. She consistently misunderstands the facts and misrepresents the truth and timelines. That is why I stopped communicating with her in 2008. Anytime, she would post a false claim and I would write to communicate the truth, she would post my e-mail to her and contend I was lying. Therefore, I do not communicate with her any longer. You cannot have rational conversations in a stream of irrational and false attacks and misrepresentations.

It is my business because he is representing me in Jefferson City and I don’t feel that he is representing me well. I am not a stalker. I am a woman that has been used by Representative Grisamore and I wish to let everyone know what he really is.

My attacks against Representative Grisamore and the Lee’s Summit R-7 Schools are not false. I have proof of everything that I have said. Meanwhile, he double talks and chooses to ignore facts when presented to him. I have proven over and over that he has made a false claim and then he would say that I was mistaken or confused. How can you confuse the truth?

He did not quit communicating with me in 2008. He has communicated since then and I have the email to prove it. Once again he assumes that everyone will believe his double talk and ignore the proof that is in front of them. Saying I am crazy, irrational, antagonistic, combative, and confused will not change that fact that what I have written about him is true. He will try to make you believe so, but I and the God that he claims to serve know the truth

Claim Number Two

I will now respond to each of Representative Grisamore’s allegations.


While Sherri claimed she was simply forwarding an article, she prefaced the posting with her words: "Outraged, that’s how I am feeling right now! After conspiring with our ex-Governor to strip so many kids of health coverage in 2005 the Republicans in our Missouri legislature has struck again. They have voted, as a block, to reject legislation that would have secured 5.5 million dollars of Federal money to provide health care for 10’s of thousands of Missouri children. Their story: They are rejecting Welfare!"


Her comments misunderstand and misrepresent the truth and what happened and when. The comments after the above in her posting attributed to Representative John Burnett appear to describe a debate and vote in March of 2009, not this year. Sherri has a posting today on her blog that also describes that debate and vote in March of 2009, but her post gives the impression it is covering a current debate and vote today.


The January 20th posting quotes Rep. Burnett as writing, "When the final vote came it split on exact party lines. Every single Republican voted against the children of the State and every single Democrat voted for them." That is a reference to the 2009 vote, not the vote referenced in January, which--as Rep. Ervin wrote--was 111 to 46 with more than 20 Democrats voting with Republicans.


The 2009 vote to which quotes from Rep. Burnett are attributed in the January 20th posting and Sherri's posting today refers did not propose--in truth--to add 20,000 children to the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). It actually would not have added one child. It would have actually eliminated minimum premiums that were already being paid by parent(s) whose children were already on SCHIP.


That plan would not have cost just $1.9 million in state general revenue as the blog alleged, but tens of millions. I, like many Republicans, favor adding children who are SCHIP eligible but not enrolled to the program--and tens of thousands have been added in the last year through increased awareness and enrollment efforts.


The welfare expansion of Medicaid covered health care that was proposed last year would have cost upwards of a quarter-billion-dollars for children and adults, which we could not have begun to afford. Our current state general revenue is down 12.7 for the first 8 months of the current fiscal year compared to last year. January revenue was down 22.4% compared to last January. Today, we learned February revenue was down 14.6% compared to last February. The Governor has had to cut nearly $800 million from the current budget for this fiscal year.

I did not write those comments. They were on the blog that I copied and pasted from. I wrote no comments. He is once again twisted my words and trying to make me look like a crazy woman. I did forward the article. He is accusing me of something that I didn’t so to make you think that I am less than honest.

Claim Number Two

For example, she posted Jackson County property records claiming them as proof I do not have a mortgage and that Bill Kenney paid for our house. He was the builder who owned and sold us the house. In truth, we have two mortgages, the 2nd we incurred to cover expenses after our daughter died.

The following are emails that I have received from Representative Grisamore. If you want to go to Jackson County, MO’s website you can look up anyone’s mortgage. He does not have one. I received each of these emails at different times and I do have a hard copy of them. You can’t have it both ways. First he said that the house was offered to them right after his daughter’s death and a significant portion of the house was gifted through the benevolence of friends, family and a foundation. Then he said that they bought the house before their daughter died and then got a second mortgage following her death. Which is it?

First, you stated, “You don’t have a mortgage on your house. Bill Kenney paid for your house.” I have no idea where you got that assumption. In truth, we have two mortgages on our house. The first from when Bill Kenny sold us the house as a builder/developer and friend and the second we assumed after our daughter died to cover unexpected bills and expenses following her death. Bill did not pay for our house and did not contribute one penny to the purchase contract. He did discount the house from the list price of about $220,000 to just over $200,000 and we do have two mortgages on our home. Please do not perpetuate the false assumption that he paid for our house and we do not have a mortgage.

I will say to answer your questoin of how we live in a $200,000 house with such a low salary, we were offered the house right after our daughter died and a significant portion of the house was gifted through the benevolence of friends, family and a foundation. We do not make $100,000 a year as you claimed and never have. We bought that house in 2003 when my salary was much higher and it is difficult to keep up with our mortgage. We have considered downsizing, but want to honor the generosity of those who helped us with the home by trying to stay in it and it is a bad sellers market anyway
You previously told me that your house was offered to you right after your daughter died. Now you are saying that you got the second mortgage after your daughter died. You also said that a significant portion of the house was gifted through the benevolence of friends, family, and a foundation.



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You don't have a mortgage. All mortgages are on the Jackson County, Missouri website and can be looked up. This is all that they have for you.



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He's At It Again I Will Respond To Each Of His Allegations

Greg,




Thanks for your e-mail questioning this story. There is more to the story and my colleague, Representative Doug Ervin, summarized it well. HCR 18 that was debated on January 19th and blogged about by Sherri Tucker on January 20th was a non-binding resolution. It did not refuse $5.5 million that could have provided health care for tens of thousands of Missouri children as the blog alleged.



While Sherri claimed she was simply forwarding an article, she prefaced the posting with her words: "Outraged, that’s how I am feeling right now! After conspiring with our ex-Governor to strip so many kids of health coverage in 2005 the Republicans in our Missouri legislature has struck again. They have voted, as a block, to reject legislation that would have secured 5.5 million dollars of Federal money to provide health care for 10’s of thousands of Missouri children. Their story: They are rejecting Welfare!"



Her comments misunderstand and misrepresent the truth and what happened and when. The comments after the above in her posting attributed to Representative John Burnett appear to describe a debate and vote in March of 2009, not this year. Sherri has a posting today on her blog that also describes that debate and vote in March of 2009, but her post gives the impression it is covering a current debate and vote today.



The January 20th posting quotes Rep. Burnett as writing, "When the final vote came it split on exact party lines. Every single Republican voted against the children of the State and every single Democrat voted for them." That is a reference to the 2009 vote, not the vote referenced in January, which--as Rep. Ervin wrote--was 111 to 46 with more than 20 Democrats voting with Republicans.



The 2009 vote to which quotes from Rep. Burnett are attributed in the January 20th posting and Sherri's posting today refers did not propose--in truth--to add 20,000 children to the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). It actually would not have added one child. It would have actually eliminated minimum premiums that were already being paid by parent(s) whose children were already on SCHIP.



That plan would not have cost just $1.9 million in state general revenue as the blog alleged, but tens of millions. I, like many Republicans, favor adding children who are SCHIP eligible but not enrolled to the program--and tens of thousands have been added in the last year through increased awareness and enrollment efforts.



The welfare expansion of Medicaid covered health care that was proposed last year would have cost upwards of a quarter-billion-dollars for children and adults, which we could not have begun to afford. Our current state general revenue is down 12.7 for the first 8 months of the current fiscal year compared to last year. January revenue was down 22.4% compared to last January. Today, we learned February revenue was down 14.6% compared to last February. The Governor has had to cut nearly $800 million from the current budget for this fiscal year.



I would also submit that you consider the source and context of the blog in question. For a year-and-a-half, Sherri Tucker has posted false accusations and information based on misunderstanding and misrepresentation. Her bizarre and outlandish postings about me have been consistently misleading, even though she falsely claims they are based on documented facts.



For example, she posted Jackson County property records claiming them as proof I do not have a mortgage and that Bill Kenney paid for our house. He was the builder who owned and sold us the house. In truth, we have two mortgages, the 2nd we incurred to cover expenses after our daughter died.



Concerning our deceased daughter, she wrote "Is is true that your wife is expecting again? Isn't Prader Willi a genetic disorder that is passed on from the father? That is about the only true thing she has said or implied. So, is she wanting to blame me for not giving my daughter everything she needed genetically to live? Most people would find such comments by her disgusting and despicable.



She also maligned my wife and the number of children we have, writing "Is is true that your wife is expecting again? We had a tenth child a year ago. She also implies our children receive free lunches and also tries to imply we are on Medicaid. We are not. We have been privately insured since 2000 after moving back to Missouri with the exception of a nine month window in 2006 after I left a corporate presidency until I was sworn into office.



While our income during that time could have probably qualified us for Medicaid covered health insurance for our children, we did not exercise that option. Our six school age children did receive reduced lunches during that time, but they were not for free. Our income is up since then and we have long since discontinued participation in the reduced lunch program.



She also claimed online that I made $100,000 to over $200,000 a year as a non-profit executive and that the non-profit bought me a boat and car. In truth, my salary ranged in six years as their president from $48,000 to $88,000, plus benefits--the sum of which were under $100,000. The car was company owned--a Kia Optima--that I drove with a 150 mile round trip commute to our headquarters and satellite office in Olathe and Lee's Summit.

As for the boat, it was a 1960s pontoon boat in poor condition that leaked which a donor gave to the non-profit before I arrived in 2000 for a tax write off. I never used it. Mrs. Tucker and other bloggers misunderstood and misrepresented the 990 of the non-profit I served as president pertaining to my compensation, the car, and the boat.

The point many make about her false claims and implications about our personal lives is, what business is it of hers? She appears obsessed like a political stalker. It is disappointing, given I spent multiple hours with her and her Lee's Summit Autism Support Group in 2006 and 2007. I always encouraged them to be peaceful, positive and proactive in their approach, versus negative, antagonistic and combative.



Her false attacks against me, Lee's Summit R-7 Schools, DESE and now my House colleagues contain many commonalities. She consistently misunderstands the facts and misrepresents the truth and timelines. That is why I stopped communicating with her in 2008. Anytime, she would post a false claim and I would write to communicate the truth, she would post my e-mail to her and contend I was lying. Therefore, I do not communicate with her any longer. You cannot have rational conversations in a stream of irrational and false attacks and misrepresentations.



She has also made false and uninformed allegations about my involvement with the Missouri Autism Commission and the Missouri Blue Ribbon Panel on Autism. I enjoy great working relationships with many parents, advocates and providers in the autism and broader disabilities commonalities. She has alienated herself with autism advocates and groups statewide because of her persistently false attacks.



It is sad, because she could be such a positive voice if she would simply acknowledge her errors and work with us and not against us. I have not responded directly or indirectly to her false attacks in a year-and-a-half. We ignore the attacks and continue to work with parents, advocates, providers, the legislature and Governor to transform services for those with individual and developmental disabilities--especially autism--in Missouri.



I regularly respond to parents of children with autism in Lee's Summit and the greater Kansas City region and adults with disabilities and children with autism statewide who need assistance in receiving funding and services. We usually always get positive responses from schools, regional centers, SB 40s, and the Departments of Mental Health, Health and Senior Services, and Social Services.



I'd be more than happy to overlook their attacks and work with them if they would simply bury their hatchets. They could be very positive and effective if they changed their approach and admit they have been mistaken and were willing to work together. I do not expect that and simply keep working for children with autism and their families.



We have strong working relationships with autism and disabilities support groups in Lee's Summit like EFECT and an autism support group led by Jennifer Gray, a Lee's Summit resident who was active with Jennifer Whitty, Kellie Maxwell, Ginger Leutkemeyer and Molly Shad, all autism moms from Lee's Summit, Kansas City, Jefferson City and St. Louis who have assisted us in autism legislation in Jefferson City.



Thanks for your interest and concern and seeking the truth--realizing there is more to the story. When it comes to that blog dedicated against me and--now--my colleagues, you can assume what is posted is not truthful and accurate. Sherri is a partisan blogger against me and my Republican colleagues. As a former pastor and corporate executive, I have seen a lot of slander and false accusation in my nearly 50 years, but none so vociferous as this. Thank you for your consideration.



Respectfully,



Jeff Grisamore

State Representative, District 47

Missouri House of Representatives

State Capitol - Room 134

201 West Capitol Avenue

Jefferson City, MO 65101-6806

Office: 573.751.1456

Cell: 816.225.5695

Fax: 573.526.8184

E-Mail: jeff.grisamore@house.mo.gov





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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Healthcare Denied To Missouri's Kids

http://www.firedupmissouri.com/node/8082


The Party of No: House GOP denies health care to kids


Budgets are about priorities. And the House GOP just sent a crystal clear message that their priorities don't include health care coverage for kids.... even in a deepening recession... even when largely paid for by the federal government.

Today, the Missouri GOP said "no" to making health insurance more affordable for over 20,000 kids--- with the feds standing ready to pay three quarters of the cost.

That while the GOP House members enjoy full-boat state health insurance coverage for themselves, their spouses and their own kids.

Submitted by Jefferson Thomas on March 4, 2009 - 3:32pm



Jay Nixon on GOP's "grievous error"

Submitted by Cole on March 5, 2009 - 5:07pm.

Jay Nixon on GOP's "grievous error"

“Yesterday, the Missouri House of Representatives turned down an opportunity to provide health care to 2,000 Missouri children, eliminate premiums for 19,000 others and take the first step to enroll 20,000 more children.

"By refusing to make a minimal investment of $1.9 million in the health of our kids, House Republicans turned away $5.5 million in federal matching funds from the Children’s Health Insurance Program and sent a disappointing signal that health care for Missouri children is not one of their priorities. Health insurance for Missouri kids remains a top priority for my administration, and I look forward to working with the Senate to correct yesterday’s grievous error.”

The 84 who denied health care to Missouri children

Sue Allen

Walt Bivins

Ellen Brandom

Dan Brown

Mark Bruns

Eric Burlison

Robert Cooper

Stanley Cox

Mike Cunningham

Cynthia Davis

David Day

Bill Deeken

Charlie Denison

Mike Dethrow

Scott Dieckhaus

John Diehl

Bob Dixon

Tony Dugger

Ed Emery

Doug Ervin

Sally Faith

Barney Fisher

Tom Flanigan

Tim Flook

Ward Franz

Doug Funderburk

Chuck Gatschenberger

Jeff Grisamore

Casey Guernsey

Jim Guest

Steve Hobbs

Denny Hoskins

Allen Icet

Timothy Jones

Kenny Jones

Shelley Keeney

Gayle Kingery

Andrew Koenig

Will Kraus

Mike Lair

Scott Largent

Mike Leara

Scott Lipke

Tom Loehner

Cole McNary

Chris Molendorp

Brian Munzlinger

Bob Nance

Brian Nieves

Jerry Nolte

Mark Parkinson

Mike Parson

Darrell Pollock

Bryan Pratt

Jeanie Riddle

Marilyn Ruestman

Don Ruzicka

Therese Sander

David Sater

Rob Schaaf

Rodney Schad

Dwight Scharnhorst

Charles Schlottach

Shane Schoeller

Ryan Silvey

Joe Smith

Jason Smith

Bryan Stevenson

Rick Stream

Mike Sutherland

Mike Thomson

Steven Tilley

Clint Tracy

James Viebrock

Maynard Wallace

Don Wells

Ray Weter

Larry Wilson

Kevin Wilson

Dennis Wood

Billy Pat Wright

Brian Yates

Anne Zerr

Ron Richard

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Why Didn't He Vote No Instead Of Present

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – While his House and Senate colleagues returned home last Thursday, Rep. Jeff Grisamore, R-Lee’s Summit/Greenwood, stayed behind in crisis mode to address budget shortfalls affecting at risk women and children and those with physical and developmental disabilities.


Grisamore sits on the House Appropriations Committee for Health, Mental Health and Social Services. On Tuesday and Thursday, the committee considered budget cuts in the Departments of Social Services, Health and Senior Services and Mental Health. The committee’s budget recommendations have been referred to the House Budget Committee, which begins its deliberations this week.

Budget cuts proposed included reductions in state funding for domestic violence and sexual abuse programs and child care assistance, as well as women and minority health services and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).

Proposed cuts to services for children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities were among Grisamore’s greatest concerns. “Fighting and advocating for individuals with physical and developmental disabilities is my highest legislative priority,” Grisamore said.

Grisamore held emergency meetings last Friday with Keith Schaefer, Director of the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH), Bernie Simons, Director of DMH’s Division of Developmental Disabilities, and Tec Chapman, Deputy Director of DMH’s Division of Developmental Disabilities.

From there, Grisamore went to the Department of Social Services (DSS) and met with Director Ron Levy and Deputy Director Brian Kinkaid. Discussions with both departments revolved around concerns with some of the cuts, especially a 50% reduction to funding for shelters for domestic violence and sexual abuse victims and proposed cuts in base funding for child care assistance that would put $38 million in federal funding at risk.

Later in the day Friday, Grisamore addressed the bi-monthly meeting in Jefferson City of the Missouri Statewide Independent Living Council (MOSILC) that provides services to Missourians with disabilities. Grisamore’s message to MOSILC was clear, that he will fight to preserve funding with allies in the House and Senate who are fellow advocates for those with disabilities, but that they must also look for ways to contain costs and diversify their revenue streams as non-profits.

Seeking restored funding for shelters for victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse is also high in Grisamore’s priorities. Late Friday, Grisamore spoke to MaryAnne Metheny, Director of Hope House, a women’s crisis shelter with facilities in Lee’s Summit and Independence that would lose $58,000 in state funding under the proposed cuts.

As Chairman of the Missouri Children’s Services Commission, Grisamore has tapped Metheny to Chair a Subcommittee/Working Group on children affected by domestic violence. “I am hopeful that we can see these proposed cuts restored or seek private funding to make up the difference,” said Grisamore. “My greatest concern is that women’s shelters statewide are already having to turn away thousands of women and children.”

Grisamore and Directors of DSS and DMH spoke about the recommendations of the Lewin Report that maps out cost containment strategies for their departments during the current and ongoing state budget crisis.

Total receipts for Missouri general revenue in 2008 were $9.26 billion. That total went down to $8.89 billion in 2009 and has decreased to a projected $7.3 billion for the current year, which has caused the governor to have to cut over $700 million from the budget already, with more cuts likely to come.

“Revenue for January was down over 23% from last January, which illustrates the crisis we face,” Grisamore said. “My greatest concern is that with such dramatic declines in state revenue, our most vulnerable citizens—at risk children, our frail and elderly and individuals with disabilities—suffer the most. I believe we can find better ways to contain state cost to minimize the impact on Missouri’s most vulnerable citizens,” said Grisamore.

“I believe that in this time of state budget crisis, we can think and act strategically and with innovations to catalyze greater public-private partnerships that do more with less in serving our citizens with greatest needs, especially at risk children, vulnerable seniors and those with physical and developmental disabilities,” he added. “It’s amazing to think that Missouri is still in better shape than about 45 other states.”

Monday, February 22, 2010

Kansas City State Rep. Talboy Calls Lee's Summit Grisamore Cowardly For Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Program Cuts!!!

http://www.tonyskansascity.com/2010/02/kansas-city-state-rep-talboy-calls-lees.html

Monday, February 22, 2010


Kansas City State Rep. Talboy Calls Lee's Summit Grisamore Cowardly For Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Program Cuts!!!

In an afternoon press release Kansas City's Downtown Rep. Mike Talboy makes a good point about GOP double speak when it comes to the interests of families and children. Check it:

Grisamore Votes To Cut Millions from Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Programs Cuts result in a 50% reduction to existing funds for services

Jefferson City, MO— In a 6-5-1 vote Rep. Jeff Grisamore voted “present” allowing the passage of millions in cuts to domestic violence and sexual abuse programs. The amendment, which came before the appropriations committee on health, mental health and social services, called for a 50% reduction to state funding of Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse programs.

“Missouri families are tired of politicians that say one thing while in district and do another in Jefferson City. Jeff Grisamore, through a simple “no” vote could have blocked $2.3 million from being taken away from women and children who are victims of some of the most heinous acts imaginable. Instead, after party pressure, he took the cowardly and reprehensible approach by voting “present”, allowing the cuts to pass and that is shameful,” said House Democratic Leader-elect, Representative Mike Talboy (D-Kansas City).

The cuts would take over $2.3 million from Domestic violence programs, which is over 50% of the budget. Even worse they would take over $1.6 million away from Children’s Division Field Staff which could lead to a loss of accreditation. The vote also zeroed out the line item for Women and Minority Health Programs and cut over $9.5 million from FQHC. In addition, the state Child Care Assistance program, which Grisamore says he supports and wishes to expand, had the line item of $13.6 million dollars completely cut. The zeroing out of those funds means Missouri loses out on $38 million of federal assistance to the program as well. All together the cuts would result in over $51 million taken away from these services.

“Despite what he says when a camera or reporter is around, Jeff Grisamore simply turns his back on women and children in this state when they are in their most vulnerable or traumatic times,” added Talboy.

“The bottom line is, as a Lee’s Summit resident and father, I know our community places children first. Jeff Grisamore can no longer come back to Lee’s Summit telling voters he cares about kids. If he did he would have chosen them over his party leaders and fought for the $51 million,” said House Democratic Campaign Committee Director Chris Moreno.

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During The Great Recession it's interesting to see the priorities of local politicos . . . Also, some name calling is kinda cool too.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Missouri GOP voted to reject legislation that would provide health care for 10's of thousands of Missouri children

Outraged, that’s how I am feeling right now! After conspiring with our ex-Governor to strip so many kids of health coverage in 2005 the Republicans in our Missouri legislature has struck again. They have voted, as a block, to reject legislation that would have secured 5.5 million dollars of Federal money to provide health care for 10’s of thousands of Missouri children. Their story: They are rejecting Welfare!


Here is a portion of a message we received from Representative John Burnett about the proceedings:

“The debate was ugly. The Republicans used every procedural device at their disposal to prevent any meaningful debate. They refused to even permit debate on most proposed amendments and were blatantly rude in their debate that they did permit. When the final vote came it split on exact party lines. Every single Republican voted against the children of the State and every single Democrat voted for them. Even the great Medicaid slashing of 2005 was not so blatant. But this time they all joined hands and refused to accept the Federal money”

Unfortunately not many of the culprits live within the city. They seem to lurk about in our suburbs, but they all have telephones in Jeff City and Eaddresses if you should wish to contact them and voice your Outrage! Or maybe a letter to the editor of the Star might be more up your alley. Here is a list of the “sort of local to KC” GOP Reps. Let's get after them!

Bryan Pratt – Blue Springs
573 751 8636
Bryan.Pratt@house.mo.gov

Doug Ervin – Kearney
573 751 2238
Doug.Ervin@house.mo.gov

Gary Dusenberg – Blue Springs
573 751 1487
Gary.Dusenberg@house.mo.gov

Jeff Grisamore – Lee’s Summitt
573 751 1456
Jeff.Grisamore@house.mo.gov

Will Kraus – South KC
573 751 1459
Will.Kraus@house.mo.gov

Ryan Silvey – North KC
573 751 5282
Ryan.Silvey@house.mo.gov

Jerry Nolte – Gladstone
573 751 1470
Jerry.Nolte@house.mo.gov

Tim Flook – Liberty
573 751 1218
Tim.Flook@house.mo.gov

Jason Brown – Platte County
573 751 6593
Jason.Brown@house.mo.gov