Saturday, June 30, 2007
Globe covers Nodler news conference
Today's Joplin Globe finally has some information about Sen. Gary Nodler, R-Joplin, being appointed head of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
It always helps when it's spoon fed to you at a news conference. As far as I have been able to determine, only a brief mention was made about this previously. This is a story that deserves to have more done on it. How will this affect this area? Has it made any big difference to the home regions of the previous state senators who have held the position? What do Nodler's fellow senators think of the appointment, especially considering the senator's penchant for holding grudges and playing power games?
These are all questions that are worthy of examination. Will this appointment bring good things to the three-county area Nodler represents or will it bring good things to a certain well-positioned few?