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FREEBURG — Democratic candidates for governor, attorney general and lieutenant governor spoke in front of a local crowd at the recent Truman Day dinner in Freeburg on April 11 hosted by the … more
JEFFERSON CITY — In 2023, 35 fatalities occurred in work zone crashes, the highest number of work zone fatalities in Missouri history. Distracted driving contributed to 588 work zone crashes … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri’s House of Representatives on March 27 took a significant step toward providing clarity and relief for senior citizens across the state by passing HB 2432. … more
JEFFERSON CITY — In an effort to further create a business-friendly economy, the Missouri House of Representatives has approved HB 2274, what House Communications called “a significant … more
JEFFERSON CITY — A Republican legislator Thursday promoted his resolution that would make outlawing abortion in Missouri an enshrined part of the state’s constitution. In a press … more
JEFFERSON CITY   — On Wednesday, Feb. 28, the Missouri Prevention Advocacy Leaders (MoPAL), a state-wide collaboration striving for positive change in youth substance abuse, will meet with … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Concerns over teacher intimidation and the critical thinking skills of students were discussed during a Wednesday House hearing on legislation creating a parents’ bill of … more
JEFFERSON CITY — A bill that would enact a trio of tax credits for child care was debated in the state Senate before being temporarily set aside Tuesday. A similar bill — which is a … more
JEFFERSON CITY — After many years of failed attempts, sports betting legalization looks promising in Missouri, but not by coming through the legislature. The Winning for Missouri Education … more
JEFFERSON CITY — A resolution expressing support for Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and his handling of the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border prompted pushback Tuesday from a Democrat. … more
JEFFERSON CITY — A proposal by a Missouri lawmaker would establish a new tax credit program that, if approved, would put money back in the pockets of families who homeschool their children or … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri House members questioned National Guard leadership and Parson administration officials Monday over a $2 million request for funding for guard members being deployed to … more
JEFFERSON CITY — A bill prohibiting state agencies from having “diversity, equity, and inclusion” or similar programs passed out of a House committee this week. The bill,  … more
JEFFERSON CITY — A bill that would change the makeup of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission was debated Thursday in a continuation of committee chair Don Mayhew’s efforts … more
JEFFERSON CITY — A proposal to repeal the University of Missouri’s exclusive privilege as the only public higher education institution in the state to confer doctoral degrees, including … more
JEFFERSON CITY — For six straight years, Rep. Gretchen Bangert, D-Florissant, has filed a bill that would require cursive handwriting to be taught in Missouri public schools. The bill has … more
JEFFERSON CITY — With daylight saving time arriving March 10, a House committee heard a bill Wednesday that would stop the clock once and for all. If passed, it would align Missouri with a … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri lawmakers have one responsibility every year: pass a budget. It requires a long, arduous process where funding requests from every state department are heard. … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Republicans moved forward Tuesday on imposing limits to the initiative petition process in both chambers of the legislature. The legislation has been a priority of … more
JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Mike Parson announced Tuesday evening that he is deploying approximately 200 Missouri National Guard members and up to 22 Highway Patrol troopers to Texas to assist in … more
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