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Representative Denny Hoskins (r – noun, verb, CPA) has removed his Twitter updates from the public eye: Denny Hoskins (r) Twitter Block: was it something we mocked?

Nevertheless, a little bird tweeted to us:

BINGO – My bingo bill, HB 620/671 passed the House this morning and is headed for the Gov’s desk! 10:31 AM May 15th from web

The private jail bill, sb 44, passes! Now it will be a crime for an inmate to escape from a private jail! 4:01 PM May 15th from web

Great moment recognizing collegues from both sides of the aisle. 2009 Freshman Representatives have done a great job…Very cool moment…4:31 PM May 15th from web

And the republican majority in the House was in such a hurry to adjourn that they couldn’t take up the issue of health insurance for the working poor.


Great job? Let’s take a look at what others think:

Posted on Sat, May. 16, 2009 10:15 PM

Missouri legislature: Few accomplishments, many missed opportunities

Missouri lawmakers stuck with tradition and ended the 2009 legislative session with a blizzard of papers tossed into the air.

Sweeping up afterward, we find a modest stack of accomplishments, a pile of mistakes and near misses, and a heap of missed opportunities.

Missed opportunities

Shame on House Republicans for refusing to provide 35,000 low-income working parents with health insurance. Money from hospitals and the federal government, not the state, would have covered the cost.

House GOP members voted down the initiative worked out between Gov. Jay Nixon and the Missouri Hospital Association and approved by the Senate. Because of their unreasonableness, parents who earn as little as 50 percent of the federal poverty level – $11,025 a year for a family of four – will continue to go without health insurance. That’s simply inexcusable…

And in Denny’s district?:

5/14/2009 10:25:00 AM

Transparency? Big yes for city leaders

Jack Miles


Rep. Denny Hoskins should have shouted “no” at Sen. Delbert Scott and the ill-conceived bill to reduce public information about elected officials; instead, Hoskins erred on the side of government secrecy by agreeing to handle Scott’s bill in the House.

The bill would hide information from the public about elected officials in 61 cities, including Knob Noster. Public officials now fill out a form naming their potential conflicts of interest. Voters should know if a real estate dealer on a city council might have land of interest to the city, whether a banker is involved with city deposits, whether a developer might seek friendlier zoning laws and so forth. A simple form helps do this, but Hoskins and Scott want to end disclosures in some cities under the premise that the forms are a bother and might discourage people from public service.

The premise is hogwash…

Another sad case of believing your own press releases Twitter posts.