The Daily Dish – May 1, 2012

GOP money floods battlegrounds, threatens Dems’ hold on Senate by Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Third-party groups associated with the Republican Party have outspent the Democrats and their backers in the Senate. The difference in advertising firepower threatens Democratic control of the Senate and could potentially have an impact on the presidential race. 

New research suggests Missouri fails to collect enough sales taxes each year to finance the budgets of eight state agencies. The study estimates Missouri loses about $468 million every year because it does not collect taxes on internet sales. 
 
Gov. Jay Nixon is calling on lawmakers to fully fund programs for blind health care and veterans care. Nixon wants an agreement to be reached to fully fund a health care program for low-income blind Missourians, to expand the “Show Me Heroes” veterans program, and to fully fund veterans homes. 
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