Anyone hoping to find any indication of the Joplin Progress Committee's plans for the April 2015 elections in the January quarterly disclosure report ended up sorely disappointed.
The report, which was filed Thursday with the Missouri Ethics Commission, showed the committee made only 10 cents during the last three months, all of that coming from interest.
The Committee made a splash during the 2014 Joplin municipal elections, with all of its candidates winning, but was not as successful in the R-8 Board of Education races, which saw the largest number of votes going to a candidate, Dr. Debbie Fort, who was not supported by the committee. The other two successful candidates Lynda Banwart and Randy Steele, had the committee's support.
The committee has $4,621.40 in its account, according to the report, but still has plenty of time to get contributions for the April school board election. There are no municipal races in April. The next report will be eight days before the election, unless any contribution amounts to more than $5,000. Larger contributions have to be reported within 48 hours.