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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • Sinquefield gives $1.3M to Mo. political efforts

  • (AP) — Missouri's most prolific political financier gave nearly $1.3 million to various political causes in the closing weeks of 2013.
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  • (AP) — Missouri's most prolific political financier gave nearly $1.3 million to various political causes in the closing weeks of 2013.
    Online state campaign finance reports show that retired investment firm executive Rex Sinquefield gave $750,000 to Teachgreat.org, $495,000 to Grow Missouri and $25,000 to Missourians for Excellence in Government during the final weeks of December.
    Teachgreat.org is backing a potential ballot initiative that would end tenure protections for public school teachers and instead make their employment contingent on student achievement.
    Grow Missouri is backing a potential ballot initiative that would cut Missouri's income tax rates.
    Missourians for Excellence in Government is a political action committee that has funded candidates, most notably St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay.
    Online records show Sinquefield gave more than $3.8 million in Missouri political contributions in 2013.
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