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Pixie 1 year, 8 months ago on Cole County election results (final)

It is too bad that the firefighters got caught in the middle - but let us NOT forget that they are already funded by TWO taxes. There IS more than adequate funding available to support the fire department if only the city would quit frittering money away on iPads and new "toys" for themselves and their cronies "downtown". This vote sends a clear message to city hall to tighten their belts. As for the bash on state employees - well the average Jefferson City firefighter makes MORE than the average state employee - and we must consider that all the prices, taxes, and fees have increased for the past 5 years that state employees did NOT receive a pay raise (and incidentially had their retirement and other benefits REDUCED EACH & EVERY year). Missouri is VERY lucky that EVERY service it receives from state government ranks in the top 15% of the nation for efficiency; however we pay the workers dead last. Think about it - slamming on state workers doesn't help anyone and the majority of the claims about "lazy" state workers are flat out falsehoods. What the Jefferson City Council SHOULD be doing is lobbying the Governor, House of Representatives, and Senate to pay state workers a fair and equitable LIVING wage WITH appropriate benefits, instead of larking off on the Conference Center snipe-hunt. If state workers were paid a decent wage, perhaps they would be more inclined to vote for taxes such as this one.

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Pixie 1 year, 8 months ago on Missouri toughening penalty in child care law

Agreed! Why does Missouri even allow unlicensed daycare operations? Require ALL daycare providers to be licensed and inspected and make the penalties harsh for those that choose to break the law.

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Pixie 1 year, 8 months ago on 2012 complaint against Dorothy Carel

After reviewing the documents, I don't see any date conflicts. There was a written complaint made that the state health department received on June 25th. Randy Eichholz then began the investigation into the complaint by visiting on June 26th and continued the investigation with additional activities on June 27th. I feel that the state health department should be commended for acting so quickly once the complaint was made. For all the complaining about state workers, this documentation proves just how quickly and caringly the state workers act to protect all of us. As a society we should be demanding prosecution for the illegal daycare operation alone...and I agree with you that I too wonder why parents continue to take their children to this person. I also wonder if the parents were even aware of some of the history of this person. It appears that there was a high turnover of clients. Did the new parents have any access to the history of this illegal operation? Or have we allowed our laws to protect the criminals rights instead of the safety of the innocents?

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Pixie 1 year, 8 months ago on Families campaign to prosecute child care provider

After reviewing the documents, I don't see any date conflicts. There was a written complaint made that the state health department received on June 25th. Randy Eichholz then began the investigation into the complaint by visiting on June 26th and continued the investigation with additional activities on June 27th. I feel that the state health department should be commended for acting so quickly once the complaint was made. For all the complaining about state workers, this documentation proves just how quickly and caringly the state workers act to protect all of us. As a society we should be demanding prosecution for the illegal daycare operation alone...and I agree with you that I too wonder why parents continue to take their children to this person. I also wonder if the parents were even aware of some of the history of this person. It appears that there was a high turnover of clients. Did the new parents have any access to the history of this illegal operation? Or have we allowed our laws to protect the criminals rights instead of the safety of the innocents?

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