AFP – Missouri Report Card in the Joplin Globe

June 17, 2013

Joplin, MO – Americans for Prosperity-Missouri, the state’s leading advocate for fiscal responsibility and prosperity, earned media coverage in the Joplin Globe on its Economic Prosperity Report Card for the 2013 Missouri legislative session.

The Joplin Globe highlighted how the Joplin area legislators ranked on the Economic Prosperity Report Card. Representative Mike Moon was the only Joplin area legislator to be named a Defender of Prosperity with a 100% score. Other area scores were: Davis, 70 percent; Flanigan, 80 percent; Lant, 78 percent; Rep. Mike Kelley, R-Lamar, 88 percent; Rep. Bill Reiboldt, R-Neosho, 78 percent; and Rep. Bill White, Joplin, 89 percent.

Sen. Ron Richard, R-Joplin, and Sen. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, each received an 86 percent score

These scores were based on their votes opposing Medicaid expansion, Common Core education standards, a transportation sales tax proposal and a new utility surcharges, and supported measures for paycheck protection, lifting prevailing wage requirements and imposing spending caps.

“The Joplin area legislators have been strong advocates for Missouri taxpayers and their strong grades reflect this in their votes. It is important we take the time to recognize our legislators when they support economic freedom,” said AFP – Missouri State Director, Patrick Werner.

Werner added, “The purpose of creating a legislative score card is to provide our members and all Missouri taxpayers with a general overview of how their elected officials voted on key bills that impact our economic freedoms and liberties. AFP – Missouri is dedicated to free market policies that will improve the lives of Missouri families and businesses. Report cards shed light on who is standing up for limited government, lower taxes and regulatory

To read the complete Joplin Globe article, please click here.

For a complete 2013 Economic Prosperity Report Card, visit

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Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. For more information, visit

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