CAT TV – Jail Overcrowding Study

 Boone County Jail Overcrowding
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
7:00 P.M.
On CAT TV

Speaker:
Former Judge Gary Oxenhandler

Moderator:
Randy Picht, executive director, MU Reynold’s Institute of Journalism

Judge Oxenhandler will discuss the study of overcrowding in the Boone County jail.

The program will be available on our website a few days following the live show or at http://www.columbiaaccess.tv. The show replays on CAT TV at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. CAT TV is found on Mediacom Channel 85, Charter Communications 983, and CenturyTel Prism 98.

A YouTube version of the show will be sent to members.

Primary Election

Primary Election
Tuesday – August 7, 2018

 

For Election Information
in Boone County:
https://www.showmeboone.com/clerk/elections/

Voter ID Information:
https://www.showmeboone.com/clerk/FAQs.asp#showit2vote

Websites related to the Primary Election
Prepared by staff of Daniel Boone Regional Library:
http://www.dbrl.org/research-and-learn/government-law/august-7-2018-primary-election

 

Proposition A – “Right to Work”
Information from: http://www.vote411.org/

Simple majority required.

Ballot wording: Do the people of the state of Missouri want to adopt Senate Bill 19 (“Right-to-Work”) as passed by the general assembly in 2017, which prohibits as a condition of employment the forced membership in a labor organization (union) or forced payments of dues in full or pro-rata (fair-share); make any activity which violates employees’ rights illegal and ineffective; allow legal remedies for anyone injured as a result of another person violating or threatening to violate employees’ rights; and which shall not apply to union agreements entered into before the effective date of Senate Bill 19? State and local government entities expect no costs or savings.

Summary: The measure would mandate that no employee can be required to join a labor union or pay dues to a labor union as a condition of employment. The measure would exempt any labor agreements in effect before Aug. 28 of last year. The proposal was passed by the Legislature last year but was put on the ballot through a referendum petition drive organized by unions. Supporters of the proposed law, dubbed “right to work,” say it would guarantee individual employees’ right to decide whether to join a union or pay union dues. They also say the law would result in more jobs by attracting businesses to the state and improving the Missouri economy. Opponents dispute that and say the measure would drive wages down. They also say it’s unfair for an employee of a company to benefit from a contract negotiated by a union without financially supporting the union.

City of Columbia – Proposition 1- Water Bond Issue
Information from the city of Columbia at this link:
https://www.como.gov/water-bond/

Candidate & Ballot Issue Forum

Primary Election
Candidate & Ballot Issue Forum
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
6:30 p.m. (refreshments 6:00 p.m.)
Columbia Public Library

This forum will feature candidates for the three contested primary election races in Boone County on August 7.*

Associate Circuit Judge, Division 9
Tracy Gonzalez
Stephen Wilson

Associate Circuit Judge, Division 11
Kevin O’Brien
Stephanie Morrell

Boone County Presiding Commissioner
Dan Atwill
David Seamon

Statewide Ballot Issue: Proposition A (Known as “Right to Work”
Matthew Panik – Mo Chamber of Commerce – (pro) Prop A
Paul Rainsberger – former Chair of Labor Studies, Univ. of MO System – (con) Prop A

Local Ballot Issue: Proposition 1 – Water bond
Tad Johnsen– Columbia Water & Light Dept.

Moderators: David Lile and Renee Hulsoff

KFRU will broadcast the forum live.

The Columbia Public Library is a cosponsor of this event which is free and open to the public.

*(Note: All candidates in the contested races are Democrats. The non-contested races will also be on the ballot.)

 

Conversation without Shouting

Conversation Without Shouting: A Conflict Resolution Workshop
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Columbia Public Library

Presenter:
Professor Chris Wells, MU School of Law

In this era of political divisions, learn strategies for productive conversations, conflict resolution and how to talk to people whose ideas are different from yours at this workshop.

This event is co-sponsored by the Civil Liberties Committee of the League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County and the Columbia Public Library.

MU Law Prof. Chris Wells will lead the workshop. Professor Wells is the Enoch H. Crowder Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Missouri School of Law.

This event is free and open to the public. Although not required, you can register for the workshop by calling the library at 443-3161.