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The GOP Missouri Legislature Is About To Give A Monopoly To A Major Democrat Donor

“Republican” Rep. Caleb Jones likes money, and Susan B. McCollum has a lot of it. You do the math. Jones and Rep. John Diehl co-sponsored HB759, a bill that would effectively give Major Brands, Missouri’s largest alcoholic beverage distributor, a perpetual, state-protected monopoly. In the Senate, Tom Dempsey, no enemy of cash, is a co-sponsor of a similar bill, SB 365. Conservative and free market groups like the Adam Smith Foundation are lobbying against the insane bills, but McCollum is handing out cash like a lottery winner at the casino. Read more →